Pacquiao Pulls Out Of Alvarado Fight
Even though it seemed that Manny Pacquiao would be returning to the ring on April 14th against Mike Alvarado, a new report from Boxing Scene claims the former world champion has pulled himself from consideration from the Top Rank and ESPN Pay-Per-View Card.
Pacquiao last fought in the summer of 2017, when he would fall to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia via a controversial unanimous decision call.
Per the report from Boxing Scene, rumors of Pacquiao pulling out started earlier this week, as it came out that he had not started training camp and that the Filipino fighter and politician had not communicated or began prepping with longtime trainer Freddie Roach.
Pacquiao felt insulted at the idea of being lower on the card than Horn, who will be facing arguably the best pound-for-pound boxer, Terence Crawford in the main event. Pacquiao told confidants that he would be the biggest ticket selling fighter of the card, and that he still believes he was the rightful winner of his fight with Horn.
When asked for comment, Pacquiao’s media relations representative Aquiles Zonio, confirmed that Pacquiao rejected the offer.
“It’s an insult to him. The world knew who won that dirty fight in Brisbane. It was the biggest broad daylight boxing heist.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene