BoxingScene.com is reporting that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has revealed to them that Adrien Broner (32-2,24 KOS) is no longer in the running to fight Manny Pacquiao due to pricing himself out.
"That is correct. I was dealing with Al Haymon on making that fight. Al tried but Broner was asking for crazy money that no one could afford, so he is out and Manny is looking for another opponent."
Top Rank has the Mandalay Bay Event Center reserved for October 15th in the event that Manny Pacquiao does decide to come out of retirement.
"He is going to fight. I don't know what the date is. He is working with the President of the Philippines senate for an appropriate date where he can leave the Philippines for two or three weeks to prepare for the fight."
"In any event he is going to have to do most of his preparations in the Philippines, you know after he sits in the senate so it is going to be an interesting thing but definitely he is looking to come back and the question is how can we arrange it." Bob Arum told Boxingscene.
With Broner out, and Haymon & Arum on speaking terms could we possibly see WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman or WBC champion Danny Garcia fill Adrien Broner's void?