Pacquiao, Marquez fight goes global

Posted by dailynewtrends Monday, May 30, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — Manila. Tokyo. London. New York. Los Angeles. Mexico City. Six cities, five countries, three continents.

From the way it looks, it’s an itinerary of a rock band on a tour. But it’s not.

It’s the calendar of Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum as he prepares the promotional tour of the Nov. 12 rubber match starring Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

“We’re going worldwide,” Arum told the Bulletin on Friday from Washington as he was attending a function in honor of his late son John who died during a climbing accident last year.

Arum said the six-city press tour will begin in August and Manila will be the jump-off point for what the Top Rank big boss said “will be the biggest Manny Pacquiao fight ever.”

“I am going to call my good friend Jorge Araneta to see if the Araneta Coliseum will be available (on a date we are planning to hold it),” said Arum, who played a key role in staging the 1975 Thrilla in Manila at the Big Dome in close coordination with Don King.

“We will hold the first in Manny’s home country then will end it in Marquez’s,” said Arum

Arum had initially mentioned that the tour will only cover Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, San Antonio (Texas) and Mexico City, but a development the last ten days has compelled the 79-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer to alter the original program.

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