Top Rank: Pacquiao-Obama meeting not confirmed


Posted at Feb 09 2011 03:06 PM | Updated as of Feb 09 2011 11:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank Promotions clarified on Wednesday that there’s no confirmation yet about the supposed meeting between Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and US President Barack Obama next week.

“Everything is premature. Nothing has been confirmed by the White House that a meeting is taking place between Manny and the President at this time,” Dena Duboef, daughter of Top Rank chief Bob Arum told ABS-CBN News.

Top Rank handles the global promotion of Pacquiao’s fights.

The Filipino boxing superstar, earlier, said that he’s excited to meet the US president when he makes his stop in Washington as part of his 5-city press tour promoting the Shane Mosley fight.

The press tour will begin in Beverly Hills on February 10 followed by stops in Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York and Washington.