Advertisement
Advertisement

Sulaiman Promises To Help Make Mayweather-Pacquiao

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

The president of the World Boxing Council Don Jose Sulaiman has promised to help in the effort to get a megabuck fight between “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr done.

On learning that Pacquiao wants a fight against Mayweather which the whole world has longed to see, the WBC president told the BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard “Take it for sure that I will do my best as this is the top fight the world wants to see.”

Sulaiman who has always been a supporter and admirer of Pacquiao whose first world title among the  eight he has won was the WBC flyweight title which he captured with a sensational 8th round knockout of Thai hero Chatchai Sasakul on December 3, 1998 said that as president of the WBC, Mayweather “respects the organization and is a friend. So are some of his representatives.”

At a dinner in Top Rank promoter Bob Arum’s home in Los Angeles prior to leaving on a visit to the Holy Land with wife Jinkee and their four children, Pacquiao and Arum discussed his future fights.

Arum told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard “Obviously the one fight that he (Pacquiao) wants is (Floyd) Mayweather. That’s the guy he wants to fight” but indicated he didn’t think there was enough time to do it this year primarily because Mayweather is serving out a prison term and, assuming they are able to reach an agreement, “won’t be ready to fight until next year.”

Meantime, Pacquiao will consider three options put before him by Arum for a fight in Las Vegas this November.

They include a rematch with Timothy Bradley who took away Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title in a split decision that was roundly condemned around the world and which a panel of five selected WBO judges ruled was terribly wrong after a review of the fight tape, with four of the five judges scoring it for Pacquiao by a wide margin.

Two of the unnamed judges had Pacquiao winning 118-110, two others had him ahead 117-111 and only one judge had it close in agreeing with the scorecard of fight judge CJ Roth at 115-113 also for Pacquiao.

The two other names on the list of possible opponents  are Juan Manuel Marquez whose three previous fights with Pacquiao have been action-packed encounters marred by controversy and Miguel Cotto whom Pacquiao beat via a 12th round TKO to win the WBO title after dropping Cotto twice.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kymira on 06-29-2012

[IMG]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kp8ivTt7St4/TsLkPpZTntI/AAAAAAAATFs/6koP0xtfq0A/s320/wheelchair+downhill.JPG[/IMG]

Comment by thegreenmachine on 06-29-2012

KO in 6? Only if PAC holds his hands by his side and tries to hug him and gets sucker punched. That's the only way Mayweather finished it within the 12

Comment by thepower on 06-29-2012

if we be crooks get involved, the fight will never happen

Comment by thegreenmachine on 06-29-2012

[QUOTE=braveheart31;12288773]Is this a joke. Why won't all these people including arum and PAC stop the bull**** Now PAC wanna fight him while he sitting in jail Why didn't he fight him when he called him and offered him 40 million…

Comment by flint on 06-29-2012

well pacquiao. enjoy your pay cut. 40 million just went down to 30 million. plus you will do random testing. you can't beat marquez,you can't beat bradley,but you think that you can beat mayweather? give me a break. you are…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (36)
Top Headlines Thomas Williams: A lot of People Wrote Me Off in Rodriguez Fight Dillian Whyte: I Got a 2 Year Ban, Browne Got 6 Months For PED! Golovkin's Coach: Kovalev Will Be Too Much For Andre Ward! Photos: Tony Bellew Grabs WBC Title With Vicious KO of Makabu Photos: David Price, Paul Smith Rack Up Big Wins in Liverpool Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev-Ward, Canelo-GGG, Crawford, More David Price is Hungry To Get His Hands on Anthony Joshua Hearn: If Haymon Brings Sack of Money - Burns vs. Broner in Vegas Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement