Attention fight fans…Manny Pacquiao has squelched any drama, about whether he would split with longtime promoter Bob Arum.
Pacman and Arum extended their deal, through the end of 2016.
The ramifications of that? Well, I’m guessing that as long as Pacman is with Arum, Floyd Mayweather will do as he said he would, and continue to avoid a Mayweather-Pacquiao promotion.
Here is the release which went out Tuesday early afternoon.
TOP RANK AND MANNY PACQUIAO EXTEND PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT THROUGH ’16
LAS VEGAS, NV (May 20, 2014) —Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, is pleased to announce that Top Rank has signed an agreement with Manny Pacquiao and MP Promotions extending their promotional agreement through December 31, 2016.
“We are pleased that together with our partners at HBO we will continue presenting to the public fights of the great Manny Pacquiao through the end of 2016,” Arum said.
“The partnership among Manny, Top Rank, MP Promotions and HBO has been a wonderful one for all parties and for the public and it’s great that is will continue for the years to come,” Arum said.