(Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum is "optimistic" a rematch between his fighter and Jeff Horn will be confirmed in the next few days, he told Reuters on Thursday.
Arum said the parties in Australia were eyeing a November date in the same Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane where Horn beat Pacquiao in controversial circumstances last month.
A temporary cover would be constructed at the outdoor arena to cover the ring and the first 10 rows of spectators, a precaution in case of rain, he said.
"Manny's on board, Horn's on board," Top Rank promoter Arum said in a telephone interview.
"The parties in Australia are meeting the Queensland government authorities on Saturday and hopefully the meeting goes well."