Boxing Promoter Arum not too pleased with Pacquiao's delay

Boxing Promoter Arum not too pleased with Pacquiao's delay
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Oct 15, 2012) Photo © German Villasenor, Doghouse

Bob Arum
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing. Right about now in his career, Manny Pacquiao needs to stay focused on Boxing.  Especially with his upcoming battle against Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8.  Pacquiao is a great fighter, one of the best for sure, but he has looked anything but his amazing normal self in recent fights.  Many, including myself believe Pacquiao is spreading himself to thin between Boxing and Politics. Recently reported on, Pacquiao delayed his arrival to Los Angeles to start his training with Freddie Roach.  Honestly, I think that is a terrible idea on behalf of Pacquiao.  This is after all his 4th time trying to make a charm of a win on Marquez and after some tough and lacklustre performances... and not to sound like some cheesey Gonzo style Poet, but now is the time for Pacquiao to pull up his socks and work on his knocks.

Apparently I am not the only one unhappy with Pacquiao's decision to delay training. His promoter, Bob Arum is also not pleased.

Arum recently told Ronnie Nathanielsz (of that: "Manny has to decide whether he is a boxer or he's a politician."

Who can't agree with Arum's logic there?  Pacquiao has a contract with Top Rank that runs until the end of 2014.

Arum went on to add: "I would like for the next two months for him to be a boxer and then the politics will take care of itself when he finishes the fight with Marquez. But that's up to him."

Although it is up to Pacquiao (as Arum states), I would hope he does the right thing and hit training camp as soon as possible.

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