Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Arum Says To Forget a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight

By Ronnie Natrhanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum isn’t buying Floyd Mayweather Jr’s  statement that he would consider fighting Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao should Pacquiao be able to avenge his defeats at the hands of Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley and Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez.

When asked to respond to Mayweather’s statement about what Pacquiao needed to accomplish to make a fight against the undefeated pound-for-pound No.1 possible, Arum said “just forget him (Mayweather).”

Arum is focused right now on trying to get a fifth fight between Pacquiao and Marquez finalized as planned sometime in September.

The Top Rank promoter told the BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that he would meet with Marquez over dinner on Tuesday night (Wednesday in Manila) and “then we’ll know where we are” in terms of getting a fifth fight done.

Marquez had previously stated that he saw no need to fight Pacquiao for a fifth time following his crushing 6th round knockout victory last December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was a position supported by his trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain and WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman.

Arum interpreted Marquez’ stance as a negotiating posture in an effort to see how he could earn a bigger purse for a fifth fight.

While Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz is in the US, Arum told us he “won’t be in nthe dinner meeting” with Marquez but that he had met with Koncz earlier and they "went over everything.".

Mayweather is scheduled to fight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero on May 4 in Las Vegas and Arum believes “its going to be a fight and I think Guerrero has a helluva shot. I really believe that.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 02-27-2013

[QUOTE=WESS;13087387]Pac has always been concerned about Cotto. Pac would not even talk to Cotto unless there was some kind of weight stipulation to it. Mind you, Pac had already fought De La Hoya at 147 but no, not Cotto. Years…

Comment by WESS on 02-26-2013

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;13086427]Lets be real though. Mayweather ain't Cotto. Manny still got banged up by Cotto and he beat Cotto up worst. Defense and counter punching was always a bad match up for Pacquiao.[/QUOTE] Pac has always been concerned about Cotto. Pac…

Comment by WESS on 02-26-2013

[QUOTE=thuggery;13085902]You know Pac [B]agreed to random blood [/B]and urine right? And yet again Floyd threw more roadblocks after. It'll never happen.[/QUOTE] How many times has Pac submitted since 2009? A. Once B. Twice C. More than twice D. Every single…

Comment by Slip Stream on 02-26-2013

I'm sure Marquez knows how important a fifth fight with Manny would be not just to Manny but more importantly to Bob Arum who needs his fighter for a few more fights, and as it stands Pacquiao's stock has took…

Comment by AnimalisticMeth on 02-26-2013

Hahaha why do people still want to see this? Pacquiao is on a two fight losing streak and after getting ktfo will probably never be the same and Mayweather is 36 years old and on the tail end of his…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (116)
Top Headlines Berchelt: I'm Best in Division; I'd 'Definitely Beat' Lomachenko Abel Sanchez is Open To Training Sergey Kovalev, Door is Open Adrien Broner on Mikey Garcia: 'I'm Coming to ‘F*** Him Up!' Joseph Parker: I Back Myself To Beat Anyone, I'll Fight Anyone! Horn: Khan is a Brilliant Boxer, But if Hit on Chin - He Will Sleep Monroe on Saunders: I'd Fight That Motherf***er for 75 Dollars Johnny Nelson: Not a Lock That Mayweather Beats McGregor Juan Manuel Marquez Fight Pushed Back - September or October White: Mayweather Would 'Destroy Conor's Life' if He Goes MMA Curtis Stevens a Free Agent, Parts Ways With Main Events De La Hoya: Mayweather Has Not Been Good For Boxing! Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Canelo-GGG, Kovalev, Pacquiao, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Interview, Training Camp For Canelo Saunders Willing To Stake His Life That McGregor Gets Drilled in 5 Atlas Still Feels Pacquiao-Horn Outcome Stinks, WBO Review Too Carlos Carlson, Isaac Zarate Ready For Ontario Battle Photos: Omar Chavez, Roberto Garcia - Go Face To Face Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Official Weights Photos: Antonio Moran vs. Guadalupe Rosales - Official Weights Broner: I Weighed 144 This Morning; I Could Weigh In Tomorrow Antonio Margarito vs. Carson Jones on September 2 Luis Ortiz Manager: Wilder Not Afraid To Fight, Joshua is a P*ssy Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez - Undercard Information Alexander Povetkin Cracks WBO's Top Ten After Recent Win WBA Suspends Shannon Briggs Six Months for Failed PED Test Kameda Gym, Japanese Boxing Commision Reach Settlement Ohara Davies Blasts Fans Who Lost Money on His Loss to Taylor Frank Galarza Inks Promotional Pact With Main Events Rau'shee Warren vs. McJoe Arroyo Set For Broner-Garcia Card Trainer: Gerald Washington Will Be Better Due To Wilder Fight Charles Martin Motivated To Win The Title, Fight Joshua Again Shields: Jermall Charlo Won't Make Mistake of Overlooking Heiland Canelo Shakes Head at Mayweather-McGregor: That's Not Boxing! Frank Warren Breaks Down Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Tim Tszyu Aims To Repeat Dad's Feat, Impress in Toowoomba Crolla: Ricky Burns Bout Could Spell Retirement For The Loser Horn: I Made it Open I'd Want Mayweather, My Goal is To Unify De La Hoya on Mayweather: Fans Want Drama, Not a Runner Miguel Vazquez Back on September 2, Goes For WBC Latino Belt Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz: Crossing Fingers (and Toes)
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement