Pro boxer doesn’t want to fight in the US because of high taxes

Boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao does not want to fight in the United States anymore after President Barack Obama and Congress decided to raise the top income tax rate to 39.6% in a deal to temporarily avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

Pacquaio’s thoughts come less than a month after golfer Phil Mickelson indicated the increase in federal and California state income taxes would force him to potentially leave California or make other “drastic changes.”

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • cylde

    i am not sure what the tax laws were back in the 70s , but they might have been the reason for the “thrilla in manila” and the African fight with George Foreman. Ali drove the promoters crazy because he demanded that he be paid in cash after the fight and the purses were huge. He may have been the smartest fighter as well as the best, most other fighters go broke as soon as they start losing fights.

  • Kevin Flanagan

    Don’t come to North Dakota; you will pay 5 times more in state income taxes than federal income taxes.