Manny Pacquiao has not yet signed the contract to fight Jeff Horn on April 23, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia.
Greatest boxer out of Philippines requires much more than the rumored $US5 million purse. The fight at the Suncorp Stadium is expected to cost less than $10 million. However Mike Koncz, Pacquiao financial adviser, reportedly told him not to sign anything until there is more money figuring on the contract. In addition, The Courier-Mail reports that his promoter Bob Arum said from Las Vegas that “it would be wrong to reveal Manny’s purse”, as such subject is confidential.
Arum stated there was no truth to the $US5 million reports. He added that he was planning a trip to the Philippines. As soon as all financial agreements were in place he would have Pacquiao sign the contract.
Pacquiao himself told Boyet Sison and Freddie Webb on the Fast Break radio program that he believes he “can do 3, 4 more fights. Two years maybe.” World Boxing News also quotes him saying “I have made no final decision on my opponent as we have not concluded negotiations”.
“We have not talked with Bob Arum and we have not talked about my next opponent.”
Jeff Horn is undefeated in 17 fights. Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has 59 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws.