Dubai could host landmark sports event, says Hagler

23/01/2012 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
Dubai could host landmark sports event, says Hagler
Boxing legend Marvin Hagler has become the latest big name to advocate Dubai as the host for the proposed megafight between Manny Pacquiao and the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.The two biggest names in the world of boxing have been in negotiations to fight at various points over the last three years.So far, though, the parties have been unable to agree a deal, for a variety of reasons.But if the much-debated fight is agreed, then Hagler has claimed that Dubai would do a great job in hosting it.Speaking to Gulf News, the former world middleweight champion explained: "I can't say if money or the time-zone factor will count Dubai out of the equation but regardless I would have thought Dubai has a good chance."You know the name of the game, whoever has the money can host the fight. So ultimately it depends on who can financially host it."