MIAMI MEETUP: Mayweather Talks To Pacquiao

Theater of the unexpected, this sport, this shared addiction of ours. In that realm, would it not be amazing and amusing if Mother Nature was what gave a shove to getting The Fight, circa 2015 made?

Manny Pacquiao, I’m told, was supposed to be flying back to his homeland after an event filled trip to the US and UK, which included glitzy premieres of his “Manny” doc, as well as meetings with royalty, Prince Harry, and combover royalty, Donald Trump, who presides over the Miss Universe Pageant in which Pacman appeared as a judge on Sunday night.

The weather grounded flights, and made it so Pacman had to stick around the Miami area. The hoops junkie hit a Heat game, Heats vs. Bucks at American Airlines Arena, and guess who else was in the front row?

Yep, one Floyd Mayweather, his rival in theory, the man with whom he has done a dance of approach and avoidance, as all of us sit by and accept tidbits of info and continue to hope that the no brainer bout gets made…

The two hitters came together, during halftime, and shot the bull. Did they talk about the price of nachos at the barn…or get onto the same page, find some common ground, and after all the BS back and forth, nd trash talk and lawsuiting, and posturing on social media, realize that they should do what it takes to end the flirtation, and get to the summation: let’s get ready to rumble, I’m hoping they decided.

And if so, can we all get a round of applause for the snowpocalypse, and add this fact to the Wiki for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. “Bad weather played a heavy hand in getting the two boxers on the same page, and getting a fight which had been talked about since 2009 made.”

That would be just strange enough to make sense, another ludicrous and wondrous chapter in the book of chicanery and gallantry and athletic wizardry that is boxing.

PS This indeed was the first time the two men have chatted face to face, I am told by one who would know. They have talked on the phone at least once, but no, never crossed paths and decided to interact. Here’s hoping the cellie exchange will bear fruit, yes?

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

Maybe somebody up there is working in mysterious ways. OMG! Heaven and earth are tired of waiting for Money May to grow a pair. Holla!


-Radam G :

For all the haters who like hollering about Lil Floyd's "reach," "range," and "height" over Da Manny, see for yourself. All dat jive is greatly exaggerated. Da Manny is gonna Jack up made-in-America Lil Floyd and beat the stuffing out of him.
->http://m.YouTube.com/watch?v=C78BfZbolpM. Holla!


-The Good Doctor :

Means little to nothing. If this fight gets made, which I still doubt greatly, it happens in 2016, not this year.


-Radam G :

This year, or forget it. Holla!


-Radam G :

I doubt that they fight in the O-Games in Brazil next year, where pros will be allowed to scrap. Holla!


-Radam G :

FightHype's Ben "The Rat" Thompson is spitting out his latest unnamed sources' bullsyet. Now all the media and microphones at the "Miami Meetup" between Money May and Da Manny didn't hear or pick up hostilities between Money May and Da Manny. But Thompson's super unnamed sources did. According to Thompson, one of his top secret sources told him that Money May told Da Manny and the white shadow Michael Koncz to "stop lying" about a contract waiting to be signed. YUP! FightHype is ________ _______ __________ __________!
->http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QrOGJR3Uzyo. No hate! Holla!


-brownsugar :

Certainly this couldn't be possible....Floyd approached Manny in person and shook his hand? No way!!! Blasphemy... Floyd should have burst into flames and become instantly vaporized by coming in contact with the pure-at-heart boxer. Furthermore Floyd is reportedly so afraid of Manny's image.... That even a photograph, video or even seeing Manny's shadow would send a terrified Mayweather running to the nearest red emergency Bat-Phone to call a team of bodyguards. This story simply can't be true. Can this info be verified please.


-Radam G :

Certainly this couldn't be possible....Floyd approached Manny in person and shook his hand? No way!!! Blasphemy... Floyd should have burst into flames and become instantly vaporized by coming in contact with the pure-at-heart boxer. Furthermore Floyd is reportedly so afraid of Manny's image.... That even a photograph, video or even seeing Manny's shadow would send a terrified Mayweather running to the nearest red emergency Bat-Phone to call at team of bodyguards. This story simply can't be true. Can this info be verified please.
Holla at the video that I put up. I should have put up the one with Lil Floyd's giant 6-foot-6, 400-pound big ugly crowding him and Da Manny. Holla!


-brownsugar :

Just a little early morning satire RG.... Hopefully this is a promising sign. (Yep I've seen all the video early this morning, I won't sleep until this fight is made) lol...


-Radam G :

Another report to contradict The FightHype's rat Ben:
->http://m.YouTube.com/watch?v=_0OBAdcSiu0. Holla!


-brownsugar :

By all accounts ( except one ) the meeting was friendly and cordial with Floyd exchanging numbers at the conclusion. Probably wants to talk about getting the "middle men" out of the way.


-Radam G :

Here goes another view about wanting to clear up lies, not "stop lying," Manny:
->http://m.YouTube.com/watch?v=08cDncJH9N0. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

Another report to contradict The FightHype's rat Ben:
->http://m.YouTube.com/watch?v=_0OBAdcSiu0. Holla!
Fighthype is biased. the dummy wanted to cause controversy and get hits for his sight.


-amayseng :

This means nothing. What is Floyd going to start grinding out numbers himself? It will not happen


-King Beef :

By all accounts ( except one ) the meeting was friendly and cordial with Floyd exchanging numbers at the conclusion. Probably wants to talk about getting the "middle men" out of the way.
If only it was that easy, between the "middle men" and the network power struggle, still can't see it happening. Like some of the other's have said, if it don't happen this year..it aint happening.


-brownsugar :

If only it was that easy, between the "middle men" and the network power struggle, still can't see it happening. Like some of the other's have said, if it don't happen this year..it aint happening.
Agreed......We both know neither Arum or Haymon is walking away or stepping aside King Beef. That would be like someone giving away their stake on a gold mine where the "mother lode" was found. The clock is ticking... Especially for Floyd who is rapidly approaching 38 years of age. At this point in his life ....facing a 160 lb Cotto is not going to be any easier. Especially with Cotto being trained by Roach. ....and for far less money.


-King Beef :

Agreed......We both know neither Arum or Haymon is walking away or stepping aside King Beef. That would be like someone giving away their stake on a gold mine where the "mother lode" was found. The clock is ticking... Especially for Floyd who is rapidly approaching 38 years of age. At this point in his life ....facing a 160 lb Cotto is not going to be any easier. Especially with Cotto being trained by Roach. ....and for far less money.
Your right, Floyd "cannot" loose, he will not be allowed that liberty of a 2nd chance. Granted neither he or Cotto will be at 160, especially Floyd, it won't be a gimme fight by any means. One thing about Roach, he can get the most out of a fighters offence, and Cotto definitely needs to push it to have a shot a Floyd if they fight again.


-Scar :

I'm fully expecting this to end like the "phone call" ended in 2012 with Mayweather yet again moving on to fight Cotto at 160.


-brownsugar :

Its now being reported that Mayweather and Pacguiao had a private talk after meeting on the basketball court.... This is starting to remind me of the closed talks Henry Kissinger had with the Palestinians.


-deepwater2 :

Its now being reported that Mayweather and Pacguiao had a private talk after meeting on the basketball court.... This is starting to remind me of the closed talks Henry Kissinger had with the Palestinians.
I don't think that talk did the Palestinians any good. Maybe BJ bill Clinton can negotiate the fight.


-Radam G :

The fighthype rat Ben is trying to work himself out falsely reporting hostility between the two pug. This interview by Uncle (?o?ksure) Jeff has pull him in the light of deep phoniness.
->http://m.YouTube.com/watch?v=cJHQ-qUj8XI.


-Domenic :

Its now being reported that Mayweather and Pacguiao had a private talk after meeting on the basketball court.... This is starting to remind me of the closed talks Henry Kissinger had with the Palestinians.
I read that too on ESPN. For this to happen, they'd need to dredge up the corpse of Richard Holbrooke, who brokered the Dayton Accords which ended the Bosnian War in the 90's. I've not moved off my stance at all. Despite the chatter, this fight will NEVER happen. I hope I'm wrong, I'd love to be wrong, but the myriad hurdles are simply insurmountable. Lewis - Tyson was the equivalent of pitting two desperate-for-cash journeyman on an ESPN undercard compared to this.


-Scar :

Its now being reported that Mayweather and Pacguiao had a private talk after meeting on the basketball court.... This is starting to remind me of the closed talks Henry Kissinger had with the Palestinians.



-brownsugar :

I read that too on ESPN. For this to happen, they'd need to dredge up the corpse of Richard Holbrooke, who brokered the Dayton Accords which ended the Bosnian War in the 90's. I've not moved off my stance at all. Despite the chatter, this fight will NEVER happen. I hope I'm wrong, I'd love to be wrong, but the myriad hurdles are simply insurmountable. Lewis - Tyson was the equivalent of pitting two desperate-for-cash journeyman on an ESPN undercard compared to this.
I think there is so much complexity on the financial side that Floyd wants Manny to join in on a position of solidarity concerning matters of residual revenue streams and the distribution rights to the fight...there is so much we can't see...and I'm positive Floyd wants to make sure he gets his cut. But lowered expectations is a good thing...lol. ...when it comes to these two.


-amayseng :

I read that too on ESPN. For this to happen, they'd need to dredge up the corpse of Richard Holbrooke, who brokered the Dayton Accords which ended the Bosnian War in the 90's. I've not moved off my stance at all. Despite the chatter, this fight will NEVER happen. I hope I'm wrong, I'd love to be wrong, but the myriad hurdles are simply insurmountable. Lewis - Tyson was the equivalent of pitting two desperate-for-cash journeyman on an ESPN undercard compared to this.
Dredge up the corpse. Hahaha.


-amayseng :

3 months to May It's not gonna happen.


-The Good Doctor :

3 months to May It's not gonna happen.
Agreed. I will say it again, if it happens, it's in 2016.


-The Commish :

Just a little early morning satire RG.... Hopefully this is a promising sign. (Yep I've seen all the video early this morning, I won't sleep until this fight is made) lol...
Manny and Money should make the promoters, the lawyers, the TV execs, the agents, the advisers and bodyguards all sit in a bioard room while they sit in a quiet room and talk. I know for a fact they each want the fight. It's not them holding up this nega-fight. It's the people in the boardroom. Leave it to Manny and Money. This fight is gonna' happen. This year! -Randy G.