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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fallout Leads Names on Course

By Salvador Rodriguez

The prospect of a welterweight mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is very unlikely for 2012, according to the recent run of events and the behind the scenes negotiations for several possible fights. Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum was shocked with last week's erroneous reports regarding a Mayweather-Pacquiao bout for the month of November in Qatar.

"We believe that November is a good date, but we do not expect it to be in Qatar. In fact, I was surprised by the statements when we saw them on the internet. The reality is, that there is nothing [to those reports]," Arum said.

With Pacquiao and Mayweather going their separate ways, several other fights are taking shape.

A source with direct knowledge of the negotiations expects a possible fight between Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley for June 9th, and Juan Manuel Marquez to fight in March or April at a new arena in Mexico City and then return in the month of June or July against IBF/WBA 140-pound champion Lamont Peterson at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The winners of both bouts could possibly face off in November.

WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto is being considered by both Mayweather and Pacquiao, but only Mayweather is willing to face Cotto at 150-pounds or above. Pacquiao and Cotto have not been able to agree on the weight. Cotto could face Mayweather on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but even that depends on Mayweather's ability to pay Cotto a reasonable sum that includes a percentage of the pay-per-view and other sources of revenue.

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Slip Stream on 01-31-2012

Mayweather and Pacquiao are going to fight the guys that were always a reasonable consideration from the beginning. Imho it isn't reasonable to consider a fight that has so many behind the scenes maneuvers, where there's so much revenue involved,…

Comment by jbpanama on 01-30-2012

[QUOTE=Reloaded;11721858]And thats your pu$$y answer , pac retards are so about hype , Arum loves you .[/QUOTE] Tell us DUMBO....Why won't the PRETTY BOY, Challenge himself against the BEST???

Comment by amayseng on 01-30-2012

[QUOTE=breezy53;11722731]:tool: .. .. .[/QUOTE] you call yourself breezy hahahaha who is the tool for the record i think floyd beats manny he just doesnt want the fight... he priced himself out...plain and simple.. and at 35, why would he want…

Comment by leonthegee on 01-30-2012

Slob Arum said months ago that he wasnt intrested in making a Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. That deads everything right there. Everybody else just got caught up, myself included, in the grandstanding stage. 1) Micheal Kuntz going to Mayweathers gym. When did…

Comment by breezy53 on 01-30-2012

[QUOTE=amayseng;11720417]i have said it for years now that floyd pac will never happen.. floyd doesnt take risks... and not compromising from a 70-30 split shows he was not serious... pac is rated higher as far as ppv earnings and world…

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