Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum dismissed Adrien Broner as a potential foe for Manny Pacquiao when the Filipino icon makes his comeback in Las Vegas on April 9, 2016.
Fresh from meeting with Pacquiao’s adviser Mike Koncz over at Arum’s residence in Las Vegas, the Top Rank said that Broner, who made some noise last week after confirming that Koncz indeed contacted him, has been ruled out.
Arum, who has promoted countless epic title fights stretching back to 1966 with Muhammad Ali, said Broner simply doesn’t have the PPV appeal yet.
So, instead of eyeing Broner, who is also not a Top Rank fighter, Arum is sticking with fighters under his banner: Tim Bradley and Terence Crawford.
Arum said a decision is imminent as he intends to map out his promotional plans as soon as Pacquiao makes his choice.
The venue of Pacquiao’s much-awaited ring return following the loss to Floyd Mayweather will be the MGM Grand, where Pacquiao has fought 12 times since making his electrifying US debut in June 2001.
Courtesy of Nick Giongco of the Manila Bulletin. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSpeaks