Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, a Harvard law graduate who worked under the late Sen. Robert Kennedy when Kennedy was the US Attorney General during the presidency of his brother John F. Kennedy, says Filipinos “should be outraged” at what the Bureau of Internal Revenue has done to boxing hero Manny Pacquiao.
Arum said he cannot believe that the BIR decided to seize the bank deposits of Pacquiao, claiming that he had failed to declare his earnings in fights in the US in 2008 and 2009.
Arum, in a conversation with Yahoo Philippines, branded the BIR action “ ridiculous” and posed the question “what do they want from the kid?”
The timing of the news, one day after Pacquiao was welcomed home as a conquering hero after his smashing victory over former worlds lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios at the Cotai Arena in Macau, was, in Arum’s view “absolutely terrible.”
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