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Friday 11th April 2014 - Bob Arum threatens to end Manny Pacquiao fighting career at the MGM Grand Garden Arena 

Promoter Bob Arum has hinted in the strongest possible terms that he will be packing Manny Pacquiao's career into a suitcase and vacating the MGM Grand Hotel in future. The veteran Top Rank Inc. promoter, in his eighties, also called on Filipinos to boycott the hotel resort, which is hosting the rematch between Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley expected to gross upwards of $60 million dollars. Saturday will mark the 10th occasion that Pacquiao, an idol in The Philippines, will have fought at the MGM Grand Hotel. The dispute is over the hotel resort's patent refusal, as Arum sees it, for recognising fully that Pacquiao is fighting Timothy Bradley there on Saturday night. Instead, the venue was plastered with Floyd Mayweather posters. Arum launched a diatribe aimed at the MGM Grand's hierarchy for its failure to publicise the fight with Bradley to the promoter's liking, instead leaving posters of Floyd Mayweather throughout the venue publicising his May 3 contest with Argentinian Marcos Maidana. Arum said: "The chairman, Jim Mirren said, 'I'm coming over, I'm going to make them change every sign'. But they didn't. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. They doubled the Mayweather signs. And every Filipino, every person who feels that way ought to boycott the MGM forever." "I am very angry," added Arum. "MGM ought to be ashamed of themselves. They invited us in here, they wanted us to do an event, we're practically done selling tickets and all over this facility they're putting up signs for a Mayweather fight. "And they justify it because he can't sell a ticket because nobody wants to buy tickets for a fight that is pre-ordained as a 15-1 fight. So, as far as I'm concerned, the MGM can stuff it. We're not coming back here. "We're not doing any more fights here. It's a reason why other American gaming companies like the Sands, the Wynn far exceed the MGM which struggles to pay its debts because there is no leadership here. They don't know what they're doing. "To have people who are in the hotel who should be supporting us and working with us advertising another fight is absolutely unconscionable. But there will be a comeuppance. I guarantee it."

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