Boxing Promoters to Tour JerryWorld

Arlington is one of several sites under consideration.

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    AP
    Is this a race for city council or a boxing match?

    Promoters are going to Dallas to meet with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as momentum grows for a March 13 megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Promoters Bob Arum and Richard Schaeffer planned to tour the new Dallas Cowboy stadium Wednesday along with HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg and listen to a proposal from Jones to host the fight, a person close to the promotion said.

    Other leading contenders for the fight are the MGM Grand hotel arena in Las Vegas and the Superdome in New Orleans, said the person, who requested anonymity because both sides agreed not to speak publicly during negotiations.

    Neither fighter has formally signed for the fight, though both have agreed in principle to terms.