Advertisement
Advertisement

Pacquiao Adviser: Bob Arum Should Free Manny For Floyd!

By Edward Chaykovsky

Franklin ‘Jeng’ Gacal, a legal adviser to eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao, is urging promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank to free the Filipino star from his promotional contract - so that Pacquiao can move forward and face Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what is certainly the biggest fight in boxing.

In several recent interviews, Mayweather stated that he refused to make any fight with Pacquiao as long as Arum was involved. Pacquiao's contract with Top Rank expires at the end of the year.

Arum will attempt to resign Pacquiao at the end of the year, but Gacal would rather see the veteran promoter let his superstar go, so Pacquiao could secure the fight he's wanted for several years.

“History is waiting and Bob should free Manny.  That would be Bob’s greatest contribution to boxing history,” Gacal said in an exclusive interview with Edwin Espejo of the Asian Correspondent. "[If] that is Floyd’s condition and if Manny agrees – and it looks like Manny will agree to fight Floyd, the only way is not to renew his contract with Bob Arum’s Top Rank.  Manny should be a freelancer for the fight to happen."

The other option, said Gacal, is for Arum and Top Rank to get paid a step-aside fee in order for Pacquiao and Mayweather to fight.

“Floyd could agree to Manny hiring Bob on a contractual basis with a fixed fee,” Gacal explained.

Pacquiao is set to return to the ring on April 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, while Mayweather is set to return to the same venue on May 3rd.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SaldanaCC on 01-06-2014

Hahaaaaa this is his own adviser sayin it now!!!!!! Make it happen bob!!!!!!!

Comment by carloscruz10009 on 01-06-2014

So is Floyd still scared?

Comment by richardt on 01-06-2014

[QUOTE=Nay_Sayer;14106431]Exactly. Do what does that tell you?[/QUOTE]It tells me you are asking a stupid question. If 5 people want to buy 5 custom houses from ABC Building company that will be built to the specifications of those 5 people and…

Comment by Nay_Sayer on 01-06-2014

[QUOTE=KnickTillDeaTh;14106370]So after Pac's fights against DLH and Ricky Hatton, how many fighters have been promoted by an entity other then Top Rank? How many we're forced to sign with Top Rank? So what's fair for Manny and Arum, is not…

Comment by Nay_Sayer on 01-06-2014

[QUOTE=richardt;14106047]Even if Arum was serious about the stadium, no one is dumb enough to build such a place without a signed contract from both fighters, duh![/QUOTE] Exactly. Do what does that tell you?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (153)
Top Headlines Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 18 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon Photos/Weights: Edner Cherry vs Lydell Rhodes, Douglas-Collado 30 Day Weights: Crawford 150.4-Pounds, Postol 145.5-Pounds Bob Arum Details Top Rank's Plans in China Examining the Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter Scorecards Golovkin-Eubank Moves Closer After 'Very Positive' Talks in London Povetkin's Promoter: No Interim-Fight, Wilder Shot By Year's End Thurman-Porter: Highest Barclays Boxing Gate, 2nd Largest Crowd Roach Embraces Pacquiao-Broner: We'd Go For The Knockout! Juan Diaz: Win Over Vazquez Takes Me One Step Closer To Title Terence Crawford Special Debuts on HBO, July 9th Oscar Molina: I'll Come Back From Loss to Jarrett Hurd Froch: If Eubank Faces Golovkin in September - I'd Be Shocked Brook: After Vargas - I Need To Get in There With Keith Thurman! Ivan Baranchyk, Tommy Morrison's Son Win Big in Miami Pablo Cesar Cano-Alfonso Gomez Set For July 15, Gibson is Out Thurman: Porter Isn't Top Two, But He Remains Marquee at 147 Golovkin vs. Eubank: Hearn Aims To Finalize Deal in 48-72 Hours Tommy Langford-Ronny Gabel Set For July 16th in Cardiff Postol, Roach Reflect Back on Knocking Lucas Matthysse Out Frank Warren: Liam Smith Has Very Good Shot To Beat Canelo! Vargas To Kell Brook: I Already Signed, Let's Get This Over With! Thurman Wants To Keep Fighting on Free TV, Not on Pay-Per-View Froch: Golovkin Rejected Terms, I'd Walk Through DeGale in 5 or 6 Casey Ramos Faces Paredes on Top Rank Bill, 7/16 on UniMas Joseph Parker Embraces Anthony Joshua Title Fight For The Fall Mayweather Admits: For The 'Right Price' I Might Come Back! Mikaela Lauren-Klara Svensson Showdown Set For Sept. 10 Mayweather Backs Golden Boy's Decision on Canelo-Golovkin Freddie Roach Feels Albert Pagara Could Be Future World Champ "Fighting Words" - Keith Thurman: Once Upon A "One Time"
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement