I am writing this article operating under the same assumption that the rest of the boxing universe seems to be operating under: Manny Pacquiao will fight in November and his opponent will be either Timothy Bradley, Miguel Cotto or Juan Manuel Marquez.
Boxingnews24.com reported on Aug. 6 that we should know who that opponent will be later this week. Of course, we've now reached next week, and we still don't know.
I will also note that Brad Cooney of Examiner.com quoted Bob Arum on July 24 as saying that Manny's next opponent would be announced by Aug. 10.
Still, I'll stick with what seems to be a universally known fact: Pacman is fighting next November, and he's going to fight one of those three guys.
Until I see a specific press conference, announcing an official date, venue and purse bid, I'm not going to speculate on which one of the three it will be. I've seen various reports saying it will surely be Bradley, and others saying Bradley is almost certainly out.
This is a case where I really don't think anybody knows anything certain, including the principals involved.
But I do think it will be one of the three. They all seem likely enough to be worth at least a few hundred words.