Apr 12, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Tomothy Bradley Jr. (not pictured in their WBO World Welterweight Title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao won via unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum discussing five-fight contract extension

Fresh off of his win over Timothy Bradley Jr. to claim the WBO World welterweight championship, Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. The extension would be a five-fight deal that would keep Pacquiao under contract through 2016.

“Yes, we are talking about the extension,” Arum told ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael. “We are working it out. We are talking about a lot of things. How many fights would be in Macau, how many would be in the United States, how many in other places. But we are talking about five fights.”

The goal would be to have Pacquiao fight once again in 2014, before fighting twice in 2015 and 2016.

Pacquiao has previously said that he would like to fight for at least two more years before calling it a career, and this extension would fall perfectly in line with that timetable.

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