Pacman fails to send MRI results to Arum

TOP Rank promoter Bob Arum is getting increasingly frustrated and terribly upset with eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who has apparently failed to transmit the results of an MRI taken in Manila to check on how his right shoulder rotator cuff was recovering from surgery after the May 2 showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao complained that he hurt his shoulder in the fourth round of his duel with Mayweather and underwent surgery on May 7 at the clinic of Dr. Neal ElAttrache, a famed orthopedic surgeon, who performed the 90-minute procedure.

But Pacquiao, who was supposed to fly to Los Angeles to have it checked, failed to do so and instead had an MRI done in the Philippines, but has apparently failed to send the results to Dr. ElAttrache.

Arum told The Standard/ “all he has to do is to email the results to the doctor. How hard is that to do?”

Arum said he is adamant that he won’t “book him for any fights until Dr. ElAttrache clears him to fight.”

“This is embarrassing. What’s wrong with these people? It doesn’t speak well of their organization,” Arum said.

In the meantime, Arum said that five-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will fight in December.

He has guaranteed Nonito it will be on either HBO or another network and will be against No. 1-ranked WBO super bantamweight Saul Juarez for the interim title.

He said the fight will be either in the New York metropolitan area or Puerto Rico.

At the same time, Arum said that the showdown between pound-for-pound No. 1 World Boxing Council flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, who is a terrific boxer, “should be a good fight, but if anybody can beat Gonzalez it’s Viloria.”

 “I like Viloria who is a nice boy,” said Arum.

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