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Pacquiao to fight in September if he loses in poll-Arum

Bob Arum

According to Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, there is a big chance that boxing champ will fight on September if he fails in the May 10 elections.

He added that  Pacquiao is expected to start training for a fight in September if he loses to Roy Chiongbian for the  congressional bid of Sarangani province.

But on the other hand, if he wins, his fight will be moved later of this year.

“If he wins the election, he will probably fight in November, and if he loses the election, he fights in September,” said Arum.

In 2007, Pacquiao lost to South Cotabato Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio.  Now he is running once again against the politically-influential Chiongbians of Sarangani, the home province of his wife, Jinkee.

But Arum assured that whatever the outcome of Pacquiao’s political career,  he is definitely going to fight this year.

Meanwhile, should Pacquiao decide to fight either in September or November, prospective opponents are lined up for him to choose.

With the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Antonio Margarito, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, and the latest addition to the bunch is World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Andre Berto, who successfully defended his title on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) against Puerto Rican Carlos Quintana.