Advertisement
Advertisement

Arum To Sit With Pacquiao in January, Likely on Floyd Jr.

By Michael Marley

A genuinely optimistic promoter Bob Arum said said on Friday night that he is "convinced" that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have the same ambition concerning their next fight.

"I dont want to mislead anybody as anything concrete being discussed or decided," Arum said. "We still have these (investor) groups and I'm sorting through their offers and I imagine that Floyd is doing the same on his end.

"But I am really convinced at this point that Floyd wants to fight Manny next and Manny wants to fight Floyd next. When you have two fighters wanting do the fight, in my experience that's when a fight can come together quickly."

Bubbling Bob continued his theme of the two fighters seeking the same destination.

"Nobody's putting up any barriers to doing this fight right now. As far as these offers, we've seen a lot smoke but no fire. But the lines of communication are open," Arum said.

The Top Rank bossman, who had to miss Pacman's 33rd birthday bash in Gensan (agent Michael Koncz and trainer Freddie Roach were attending) due to his wife Lovee's successful surgery in Denver, remarked on the amiable relationship that TR president Todd duBoef, Arum's stepson, has with Mayweather. It's long been known the two Las Vegans sometimes see each other on the trendy social circuit in their city.

"Todd's gone to Aspen for the holidays and Floyd, I think, is back East but separation by distance means nothing today with modern communication, with Twitter and all the rest," Arum said.

"Todd really likes Floyd and Floyd really likes Todd, that's obvious."

Arum said a key difference in the respective camps is how they are structured.

"It's just different. I'm Pacquiao's promoter and I have Manny under contract. Floyd has no manager and no promoter, at least in terms of being under contract. If somebody comes along and waves a lot of money at Floyd, maybe he would change this...I don't know but I guess he would have to consider that.

"If someone is coming along and waving a lot money, says to Floyd, 'We don't want (Al) Haymon and we don't want Golden Boy involved,' then Floyd would decide that. My point is that Floyd is not under any managerial or promotional contract."

Arum said he would likely go to the Philippines in January to be on the scene when Pacquiao does a major commercial for the Hennessy cognac brand.

The promoter said he may have a detailed financial Super Fight package to go over with Congressman Pacquiao by then.

Old warhose Arum is more optimistic now than ever about making Mayweather-Pacquiao happen in 2012.

"No barriers." You heard the man.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KingTito on 12-17-2011

I'll know the fight is on when they show up to the arena on fight night. I don't pay attention to Bob Arum.

Comment by Ringlife on 12-17-2011

Bob Arum only likes to work with Golden Boy when it benefits him like Gamboa vs De Leon we all knew Gamboa was gonna win that fight but he doesn't want the biggest fight that can be made involving Golden…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=edgarg;11571536]I see that all the Arum haters have managed to crawl out of their little hidey-holes.These are not fight lovers, they ar Arum haters, using a fight to express their hatred. We know what their real designation is. They seem…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=Nonitard;11571115]The fact that Golden Boy is out of this is not just because of Arum, its Floyd who might not want to work with Haymon or Schaefer Golden Boy is useless..Floyd can sell a fight like no other. If Golden…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-17-2011

Bump...... [QUOTE=Rapid Counter;11570866][B][SIZE="4"]Why does Arum need to sit down with pac? Pac already said he wants the fight right? If Arum really wants the fight to happen he should be sitting down with Al Haymon or Floyd himself.[/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE] [B]BINGO !![/B]…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (35)
Top Headlines Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank Luis Ortiz Content With Random Testing To Prove He's Clean Bob Arum: I Don't Ever Want To Retire! Why Would I? Robert Garcia Hopes Brother Mikey is Back in First Half of 2016 Tarver's Suspension Upheld, Fined $50K For Positive PED Test Lucas Matthysse-Pablo Cesar Cano Showdown in Talks Bob Arum Continues To Be The Master of Salesmanship Pungluang Sor Singyu Defends WBO Belt Against Pabustan Luis Ortiz Hopes Activity Level Doesn't Slow Down Anytime Soon Chavez Jr. Training Hard For Possible Jack Bout, Says Garcia Lebedev Will Go With Ramirez Unification First, Then Mandatory Mike Tyson Returns For Round 2 at The MGM Grand Antonio Orozco-Miguel Acosta Set For 3/25 at Fantasy Springs David Haye Tells Joshua Not To Risk His '0' Before They Fight McGuigan Believes Frampton vs. Quigg is a Crossover Fight Flanagan-Mathews: Zolani Tete To Face Jose Santos Gonzalez Sullivan Barrera: My Goal is To Knock Andre Ward Out! Blackwell-Eubank Jr. Set For March 26 At Wembley Garcia: Canelo vs. Khan is Going To Be a Pretty Close Fight Ricky Hatton Discusses Several Emotional Topics on Life, Career Loeffler: We Expect Canelo To Defend Against Golovkin Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Canelo-Khan, More Sauerland: Abraham Win Could Make Groves Bout Much Bigger Theophane: Mayweather Will Advise Me on How To Beat Broner Golovkin Keeps The Line Moving in Supremacy Quest at 160 Boxing Priest Makes Boxing Comeback After 20 Years Arum Spoke To HBO About Making Golovkin vs. Ramirez Jorge Linares Injury Puts Zlaticanin Title Fight In Jeopardy
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement