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article imageManny Pacquiao returns to US 8 months after loss to Marquez

By Leo Reyes     Jul 24, 2013 in Sports
Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to return to the US on August 6, or nearly eight months after his stunning loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Pacquiao, along with trainer Freddie Roach and promoter Bob Arum, who are now in Macau for the 'Fists of Gold II' boxing event featuring Zou Shiming, will travel to New York after their kickoff press conference at the Venetian Resort & Casino in Macau, China on July 27 where they will be joined by Brandon Rios and his entourage.
Pacquiao and Rios will clash in the same venue on Nov. 24 to mark Pacquiao's ring return after his loss to Marquez nearly eight months ago.
On Monday, July 29, Pacquiao and Rios will fly to Beijing and the following day, they will again hold another press conference at the Park Hyatt Beijing.
From Beijing, they will proceed to Shanghai for another press conference on July 31 at the at Four Seasons Shanghai.
On August 3, they will fly to Singapore and will have a private gathering at the Marina Bay Sands as part of Arum's plan to stage a Pacquiao fight in Singapore.
On August 5, Pacquiao and Rios will visit ESPN's studios in Bristol, Connecticut and at 3:00 p.m. the following day, they will hold a press conference at the John Fong Restaurant on Elizabeth Street in New York City.
The 10-day media tour will end on Thursday, August 8 at the Crystal Ballroom of Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Read more.
Arum did not disclose if Pacquiao will check in at the brain clinic in Las Vegas for his brain check up. After Pacquiao's knockout loss to Marquez last December, he said it is up to Pacquiao when he will return to the US for the series of tests at the Las Vegas clinic.
"I have to take him to the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas, the brain center … and we’ll do an extensive brain examination before we commit him to a fight,” Arum told Manila-based sportswriters after the press conference of the Donaire-Arce fight last December.
Arum, whose wife is an officer of the clinic said, will foot the bill for Pacquiao's intensive check up.
Pacquiao has been inactive since his loss to Marquez and aside from his regular basketball game, he has not engaged in boxing-related activities.
Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is taking the blame for Manny Pacquiao's long period of inactivity but he believes that it is the right thing to do after his devastating knockout loss to Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez.
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