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Don't underestimate Bob Arum.
This thread isn't completely serious so if you feel like responding in an abrasive manner take a chill pill.
After hearing talks about building a new stadium, Mayweather affecting Pacquiao's political career, building a new stadium, questioning who Mayweather is to demand OST, Mayweather saying mean things about Pacquiao etc. standing in the way of a fight between them people began thinking to themselves ''He is now running out of excuses'' some thought Arum was finally backed into a corner.
They thought wrong, the 80 year old veteran had another Ace up his sleeve that ensures Pacquiao is tied to in-house fights for his next 3 fights. Regardless of whether you think the match was a fix you cannot argue that the results fit Bob Arum's long term plans brilliantly as he said ''I will make a lot of money on the rematch''.
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manny can circumvent the issue by fighting anywhere else but america.
Pac can fight in the philippines or mexico & there's nothing arum can do about it.
they can battle it out in court in america while pac fights outside the U.S.
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The fighters are expendable to Arum. As long as Arum "...stands to make a whole lot of money for a rematch.", it's cool...boxing is safe..
I think May/Manny not happening is 100% that May and Arum don't want to deal with each other and neither wants to "give in" to demands or lower cuts out of pride and dislike for one another...
I can easily see Arum sitting in his office with Manny and Roach looking over an offer and saying "No! Floyd is a little brat and we will not be giving into his demands"...and Manny simply accepting it
I can easily see Manny saying he may leave Arum and Arum showing his wrath by making sure he loses to Bradley to hold onto Manny for more money
I can easily see Arum looking at Manny's faith and possibility of leaving Boxing soon and focusing on manufacturing the Bradley brand with a win over Manny.
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