Originally Posted by PBP
Arum kept 100% of the revenue and was lead promoter in making Pac/Clottey and Pac/Margarito.
If he makes Pac vs. Matthysse, he would have to pay GBP a go away fee or co-promote the event and share the revenue. Why do that when he can make Pac/Rios, which will do better numbers than Pac/Matthysse, and still allow him to be lead promoter and keep all revenues in-house?
And on top of that, it's a high risk fight. If Matthysse wins, Arum's cash cow takes and L and he receives no benefit of Matthysse's future success. Its like Matthysse would have Pacquiao's name to launch his career but Arum won't benefit from it.
The only way Arum will work with GBP if there is an incentive for him to do it.
Because if he makes Pac-Rios, he loses one of his superstars with a Loss.
If he makes Mathysse-Rios/Pac, sure he splits some of the revenue, but if either of his guys win, he keeps their promotional status in tact.