World Series of Boxing

Manny Pacquiao is unlikely to box in the Olympics if pros are allowed, Bob Arum says

Manny Pacquiao is unlikely to box in the Olympics if pros are allowed, Bob Arum says

Don't count on Manny Pacquiao to be in Rio de Janeiro if a proposed rule change allows pro boxers to compete in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics.

“It’s good for so many young Filipino professional boxers if ever it happens. It boosts the chance of the Philippines to end the [Olympic gold medal] drought,” promoter Bob Arum told the Manila Times. “But if you’re going to ask me about Manny’s participation, it’s unrealistic.”

The international boxing federation (AIBA) announced this week that it was...

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