Shopping fifth fight between Pacquiao-Marquez

TOM GRALISH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Brittany Anderson fights strong winds Monday as she helps her son fly a kite at Memorial Field in Marlton, N.J., where they both live.
TOM GRALISH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Brittany Anderson fights strong winds Monday as she helps her son fly a kite at Memorial Field in Marlton, N.J., where they both live.
Posted: April 02, 2013

MANNY PACQUIAO might meet an old foe in a new place in September.

Promoter Bob Arum said he is trying to put together a fifth fight between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez and shopping it to casinos in Macau and Singapore.

Marquez would be the most likely opponent for Pacquiao, though Arum indicated earlier that Timothy Bradley - who won a disputed decision over Pacquiao last year - is another possibility.

Marquez knocked Pacquiao out in the sixth round in December, flattening the Filipino fighter with a right hand that left him face down on the canvas for 2 minutes. It was the first win for Marquez in four fights between the two rivals.

The MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas would ordinarily figure to be the host for the bout, but it reportedly is holding a September date for Floyd Mayweather Jr., assuming he beats Robert Guerrero there May 4.

In other boxing news:

* The Indian sports ministry has asked the national anti-doping body to conduct an out-of-competition test on Vijender Singh after claims from police and local media he uses heroin. Singh won the middleweight bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Colleges * 

Western Kentucky will leave the Sun Belt Conference and join Conference USA on July 1, 2014.

* Michigan backup quarterback Russell Bellomy tore an ACL in practice and is out indefinitely.

* University of Denver hockey coach George Gwozdecky is leaving the program he led to two NCAA championships during his 19-year tenure.

Sport Stops * 

Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Shanghai Bobby won't run in next month's Kentucky Derby because his energy level isn't where trainer Todd Pletcher thinks it should be. The colt finished fifth in the Florida Derby on March 30.

* Brazilian congressman Romario, a former striker, is calling for the resignation of national soccer federation president Jose Maria Marin for his alleged links to the country's military dictatorship.

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