Bob Arum promotes both Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and African boxer Joshua Clottey and is finalizing a deal so both fighters can face off in the boxing ring for March 13, 2010.
The signing came on the heels of the failed negotiations between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao teams to come to an agreement over a blood testing cut off date. Mayweather and his team wanted a 14 day cutoff, and Pacquiao refused by insisting on a 24 day cut off, which led to Mayweather Jr. pulling out of the fight.
After watching the Dallas Cowboys football team beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the NFL playoff’s, Top Rank Promoter, Bob Arum, said he was so impressed with the brand new Jerry Jones Dallas Cowboys Stadium that he will have the Pacquiao vs. Clottey fight at the $1.2 billion dollar venue.
Arum plans to accommodate 50,000 boxing fans in the 100,000 seat football stadium.
The pay per view would likely be carried by HBO and Arum plans on filling the undercard with exciting Latino fighters and putting Antonio Margarito on the undercard in his comeback fight since his suspension for having suspicious substances in his hand wraps prior to his loss to Sugar Shane Mosley.
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