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Manny Pacquiao set for June 9 outing

Phil Jay 19/01/2012

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao looks likely to fight for the 60th time in his career on June 9th after an admission from promoter Bob Arum that a mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather is more likely to happen in November.

The 33 year-old Congressman has campaigned in recent weeks to get a fight with the American five-weight world champion made this year – but will seemingly have to wait until later in the year to get his wish.

Mayweather, 34, is unable to severe ties with the May 5th date which has been deemed unworkable and dismissed by promoter Bob Arum, who believes he can make up to $30million more by holding the fight four to six weeks later at an alternative venue.

Pacquiao has now been pencilled in to fight in June by Arum and with Mayweather due to start a 90-day prison term on June 1st, fight fans are set to be left disappointed once again, even though both fighters have gone on record to say they want the fight sealed.