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article imagePacquiao cancels U.S. trip to help flood victims in Mindanao

By Leo Reyes     Dec 27, 2011 in Environment
Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has cancelled his trip to the U.S. in order help flood victims in Northern Mindanao as death toll in the Dec.16 flood devastation reached 1500 with over 1,000 more missing.
Boxing commentator Hermie Rivera said Pacquiao was booked December 21 for a U.S. trip along with his family but the devastation in Northern Mindanao caused by Tropical Storm Sendong prevailed upon the eighth-division champion to remain in the country to help the flash flood victims.
“The vacation was canceled in order for the champ to devote more time looking after those who have been miserably marginalized by devastating floods,” Rivera reported.
Earlier, Pacquiao drew public criticism for his purchase of a luxurious yacht as gift to her wife and family amid crises and devastation in Mindanao. But knowledgeable sources say the boat was purchased way before the ongoing Mindanao crises.
Pacquiao's scheduled U.S. trip includes a meeting with his promoter Bob Arum to finalize the choice of his opponent for his next fight which is tentatively scheduled in May.
Arum said earlier Floyd Mayweather won't be on the shortlist of opponents which he will show to Pacquiao when they meet in January. Mayweather, who was recently sentenced to a 90-day jail term for assaulting his former girlfriend Josie Harris, will start serving his prison term on January 6 and will stay in confinement until March 2012.
Arum's shortlist include Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and Tim Bradley of Palm Springs, California.
“I will make a presentation to Manny then he makes the decision,” added Arum.
Meanwhile Arum remains confident, the long anticipated Pacquiao-Mayweather mega fight could take place towards the end of 2012.
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