Apparently The Eagles are big boxing fans, now let's hope Golden Boy Promotions is too. Juan Manuel Marquez has agreed to face Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas, but the fight can be blocked by Golden Boy holding the first right of refusal on any JMM fight.
Pacman's promoter Bob Arum confirmed on Thursday that Marquez accepted the fight. To make the Pacquiao fight possible, the Mexican legend parted ways with Golden Boy. Pacquiao, who is suing GBP for demation, will not fight anyone officially promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's promotional company.
If the fight goes down, the date is interesting because initially the MGM Grand Garden Arena was booked for an Eagles concert.
According to Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Eagles willingly moved to Nov. 5 to open things up for the big fight.
Golden Boy has until Monday at 3 p.m. PT to make a decision. Marquez will receive $9 million for the fight and there is a rematch clause in the contract if he beats Pacquiao.
- Manny Pacquiao
- Juan Manuel Marquez
- Oscar De La Hoya