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Arum Says One Legal Hurdle To Pacquiao-Mayweather Is Not An Issue Any More

BY Michael Woods ON September 04, 2014
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Click something else if you don't want to talk about a potential Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight, friends.

I know that subject makes some of you queasy, or narcoleptic.

But promoter Bob Arum does get asked about it, and in fact, in talking to a San Francisco paper last week, talked about (fantasized about?) doing two Pacquiao-Mayweather fights next year. Is that just so much cannabinoid talk, or is there anything to that? Has he spoken to Mayweather people about that plan, talked to Floyd Mayweather and/or the Wizard of Al Haymon?

"I've had no conversations with Mayweather or Haymon, none, zero," Arum told me. "But I have been told and can say without any fear of contradictions that the networks have discussed (a Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather fight) and they have come to an agreement to their role in the fight, how they would do it similar to the Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis fight. That was a legal impediment, and it's no longer an impediment."

Arum didn't disagree when I said that I'm guessing that he'd gone over the head of Showtime boxing boss Stephen Espinoza and HBO boxing boss Ken Hershman, to higher or highest level suits, like Les Moonves, who runs CBS and Showtime, and the HBO chairman, Richard Plepler. "I don't want to get into that, but your assumption would be correct."Arum said no, he doesn't just bring up a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight to promote Manny events, noting that he gets asked about it, so he answers.

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deepwater2 says:

Arum doesnt want to waste his time, he goes right to the top. I think he showed the network heads the numbers and the bottom line, now that they are board they can pressure their underlings and get the negotiations underway. Once the big money bosses greenlight it, it will be all on Floyd to take the fight or decline the fight. All systems go on pac's end so the ball will be in Floyd's and tsAH's court.

deepwater2 says:

Arum doesnt want to waste his time, he goes right to the top. I think he showed the network heads the numbers and the bottom line, now that they are board they can pressure their underlings and get the negotiations underway. Once the big money bosses greenlight it, it will be all on Floyd to take the fight or decline the fight. All systems go on pac's end so the ball will be in Floyd's and tsAH's court.

Radam G says:

Arum doesnt want to waste his time, he goes right to the top. I think he showed the network heads the numbers and the bottom line, now that they are board they can pressure their underlings and get the negotiations underway. Once the big money bosses greenlight it, it will be all on Floyd to take the fight or decline the fight. All systems go on pac's end so the ball will be in Floyd's and tsAH's court.


They don't want it. Holla!

deepwater2 says:

They don't want it. Holla!


You're right

The Shadow says:

They don't want it. Holla!


Exactly, it makes no sense for Arum to do that fight. No one else in Arum's shoes would do that fight. There's no financial incentive for him to do so.

The Shadow says:

They don't want it. Holla!


Exactly, it makes no sense for Arum to do that fight. No one else in Arum's shoes would do that fight. There's no financial incentive for him to do so.

Oh, and by the way, that's a BS excuse to say he gets "asked about it." He can just say "no comment." Not that hard.

Please.

The Shadow says:

And wait, wasn't he meeting up with Oscar to discuss Danny Garcia...?

Oh wait, didn't he also just say that the winner of Jessie Vargas and Antonio Demarco would be in line for a Pacquiao fight?

Stop believing the fantasy.

He's like the guy who's been stringing his mistress along, promising he will leave his wife for her but never does.

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