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Arum Discusses The Mayweather-Koncz Meeting in Vegas

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has confirmed that Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz met with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at his gym in Las Vegas but both Arum and Koncz didn’t disclose what Koncz and Mayweather discussed.

Arum told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard “There are a couple of investors who want to put up a lot of money to do the fight. So we are exploring how real it is.”

He said “the investors know Mayweather. They met with us at my house and they told Michael that they were going to see Mayweather and that Roger Mayweather (the fighter’s uncle and trainer) would meet Michael outside the gym and take him in to meet with Mayweather.”

Arum said the people who are interested in putting the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight together are “US bankers, investors and there is another group that is from California and there is a third group from New York.”

Arum said “how real this is I don’t know.”

The Top Rank promoter took the opportunity to dispel claims that he doesn’t want the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight to happen. He said “that’s ridiculous.”

He explained that “at no time did Mayweather ever say I’m going to have Golden Boy involved or Al Haymon or (Leonard) Ellerbe. These people say that I don’t want the fight because I don’t want to sit down with them, maybe not ever.”

Arum said “if I explore the deal and Floyd likes the deal, hopefully he’ll accept it and if he doesn’t like the deal and then he says we have to do a regular ordinary deal so we run it ourselves, I’ll sit down with whomever he says. But right now it makes no sense to sit down with anybody else.”

Koncz earlier told us he was in Orange County in California and declined to comment on his reported meeting with Mayweather. However, Koncz made it clear that “if this fight is going to happen it has to be done quietly and secretly.

Responding to claims that there are too many people who don’t want the fight to happen, Koncz insisted “Bob Arum is not one of them.”

Pacquiao himself told a news conference in his hometown of General Santos City the other day that negotiations with the Mayweather camp were on-going but nothing had been finalized. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=mrjoeblive;11489322]spot on warp, he does not want to share the pot with another promoter. thats why he had 98% of pacs fights with in-house opposition. and thats how i dont understand how [B]any sane person[/B] cannot see that arum is…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=warp1432;11488378]Am I the only who finds this quote really disturbing? These are the people you have to sit down with to make the fight! If you don't want to sit with these people, how do you expect for the fight…

Comment by COACH WEBB on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=warp1432;11488378]Am I the only who finds this quote really disturbing? These are the people you have to sit down with to make the fight! If you don't want to sit with these people, how do you expect for the fight…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=big_james10;11487363]You are absolutely correct. The double talk and BS that comes from Arum's mouth gets more outrageous every week. The sad thing is that all the Pactards and these idiots who call themselves members of the boxing media are buying…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=SpeedKillz;11484650]you seriously think it wont happen?!?! LOL! i suppose its just in the media for over 3 years just for fun then? come on man, any real boxing fans that also follows the behind the curtain aspects of the game…

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