Advertisement
Advertisement

Mayweather and Pacquiao's Adviser Continue Fight Talks?

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

AMDST the confusion and conflicting reports on a possible Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight, the one constant is that the phone lines are open between the American boxer and the Filipino ring icon’s adviser Michael Koncz.

Koncz, who arrived in Los Angeles yesterday, spoke to BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard, but flatly refused to give any additional details. He claimed that he wants to keep his side of a commitment to Mayweather not to talk to the media about their conversations, following their initial one-on-one meeting at the Mayweather gym last month.

“This is very delicate and very sensitive,” said Kocz, although Mayweather and Pacquiao, to a much lesser extent, reveal some details about their phone conversations from time to time.

The Pacquiao adviser admitted he has a series of meetings scheduled in Las Vegas on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, but again declined to disclose, who he is meeting with.

Mayweather is reported to have clarified in an email to ESPN, that while Pacquiao had mentioned a 50-50 split during a brief talk with him last Wednesday, he would not agree to a 50-50 split.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum reacted by maintaining his position that two things has to happen before a fight can be made.

First, is that Mayweather has to agree to either a May 26 or a June 9 date, or better still, sometime in November. And second, the fight has to be a 50-50 split, otherwise it can’t happen despite the fact that Pacquiao had publicly announced he was willing to take a cut just to ensure the fight takes place. Last week, however, when he spoke to Mayweather, he had an apparent change of mind and mentioned a 50-50 sharing.

Arum has insisted many times in the recent past that Pacquiao packs the MGM Grand Garden Arena, while Mayweather doesn’t, as evidenced in his fights against Juan Manuel Marquez and Victor Ortiz.

He also pointed to Pacquiao-Marquez III, which drew some 1.4 million pay per view fans, while the Mayweather-Ortiz drew much less.

ESPN.com quoted the Mayweather email, which stated: “I called him (Pacquiao) and asked him about us fighting May 5 and giving the world what they want to see. I also let him know we both can make a lot of money. He asked about a 50/50 split and I told him, no that can’t happen, but what can happen is you can make more money fighting me than you have made in your career. I also let him know I’m in control on my side, but he needs to get on the same page with his promoter so we can make this fight happen.”

He mentioned the Koncz visit to his gym, during which Mayweather said they “spoke about getting the defamation of character lawsuit dropped against me and about both fighters taking the random blood and urine test. I spoke to Koncz again last night about the same thing. The call last night lasted 15 or 20 minutes. I mainly spoke to his manager, he (Pacquiao) got on and off the phone real quick.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 01-24-2012

if Floyd agreed to 50-50 Arum would come up with ANOTHER excuse....I wouldn't wanna do a 50-50 deal with a cat who had a hoe ass defamation lawsuit over my head...smh...who does that type of ish?!?...sue a cat you gotta…

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 01-24-2012

[QUOTE=WindyCity05;11702187]If the fight is going to happen in May they have to sign the contract by next week or it's not going to happen, I hope they announce the fight in a SuperBowl commercial that will be crazy but I…

Comment by Pinoy4ever on 01-24-2012

Wake me up when the fight is signed

Comment by eklok on 01-24-2012

flomos on damage control , LOLS

Comment by KingTito on 01-24-2012

I'm tired of this shiit. I don't care about this fight anymore until it's official.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (100)
Top Headlines Adam Balski Knocks Out Valery Brudov in The Fifth Chocolatito Not Pleased With Offer For Inoue, Prefers Cuadras Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac! Crolla: I'll Be Back Better To Beat Jorge Linares in Rematch Marlon Tapales vs. Arthur Villanueva is No Problem, Says Salud Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Fury, DeGale vs. Jack Luis Concepcion-Kal Yafai Eyed For November 26 In Manchester Hearn: My Gut Says Joshua-Parker Next, Klitschko Next Year Frankie Gavin Gives High Praise To Nathan McIntosh Gonzalez: Canelo is NOT The Best - Until He Beats Golovkin! Freddie Roach, Cooper on Trump-Clinton as Championship Fight "Fighting Words” - Dead October: Hell Hath No (Tyson) Fury Malignaggi Pleads: Golovkin-Jacobs Has To Be Made Right Now! Flash Elorde's Grandsons Pick Up Decision Wins in Manila 'Don King Way' Not Moving To Street Where He Killed a Man Michael Conlan Already Eyes Future Carl Frampton Clash Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears Mike Tyson Says His Ring Career is Unknown To Today's Youth Andre Ward: I've Always Felt Like The Underdog Hearn: I Think Tyson Fury Will NEVER Fight Again, He'll Be Stripped Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura Getting Closer For December 17 Yuriorkis Gamboa Ready, Wants a Crack at Jose Pedraza Oleksandr Usyk To Make Return on Golovkin's Card, Dec. 10? Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Deal Reached, Late November Eyed Linares vs. Crolla Rematch Targeted For Dates in February, March
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement