Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sulaiman Still Wants Mayweather-Pacquiao, Despite KO

by David P. Greisman

Despite Manny Pacquiao’s stunning knockout loss last year to Juan Manuel Marquez, World Boxing Council head Jose Sulaiman says a long-anticipated fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather remains “the one that the world wants to see, more than any of the several other interesting fights that could be.”

“If, and only if, Floyd Mayweather retains his title against Guerrero, tough fight, on May 4 coming, and Manny also wins his next fight in Macau against any one picked, I invite them to put their egos and stubbornness aside, put on their gloves and jump into the ring to see who is the one that stays in heaven on a higher cloud than the other, as they both already live there,” he wrote in the Feb. 24 edition of his Hook to the Liver column.

Pacquiao is coming off two straight defeats — a controversial decision loss last year against Timothy Bradley, followed by the one-punch knockout at the right hand of Marquez.

“That J.M. Marquez defeated Manny for the first time in their four encounters - so what?” Sulaiman wrote. “Macho Camacho lost to Greg Haugen, but still fought against [Julio Cesar] Chavez in a fight after many years of threats among them, in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, packed to the roof, and broke TV records in Mexico and Puerto Rico. After Haugen lost to Camacho in their rematch, he came to Mexico to fight J.C. Chavez to break the 300-year record of a live gate for a boxing match with 136,274 fans at the Aztec Stadium, breaking the Guinness record, perhaps forever.”

Of course, Mayweather holds the WBC’s world title at welterweight — and Sulaiman’s outfit gets a cut whenever that belt is defended.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sapo1 on 02-27-2013

[QUOTE=inITtoWINit;13087724]SMDH emoticon. Are you that dense? Nothing was agreed upon. Only talks of Floyd saying "lets get it on" to save face. It would've been the same ol no 50/50 BS that would've ended negotiations. We're already seeing with the…

Comment by elfag on 02-27-2013

Of course the wbc wants this fight, it is the largest money generator out there and when they get their fee as a percentage of the pot, it means the most for them. Like they care about boxing fans.

Comment by edgarg on 02-27-2013

[QUOTE=chump123;13088877]ohhhhhhhhhhh lol I was just informed pacquaio got iced in the sixth round. Now I know why you didnt answer me. No need to be that hostile though dude. Get over it, its just a fight.[/QUOTE] I don't give a…

Comment by AnKhang on 02-27-2013

[QUOTE=chump123;13088106]I have been living in a remote location for the last 6 months and missed Pacquiao v Marquez 4. Since you appear to be a pac fan I was wondering if you could tell me the result. Just breifly, Im…

Comment by chump123 on 02-26-2013

[QUOTE=edgarg;13088740]It would be simple honesty to put on yout pointed, red dotted hat, paint white around your mouth, let your tongue hang out in it's usual place, stick on your red nose and post your picture in the place of…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (70)
Top Headlines Frank Warren: Shrewd Liam Smith With Under The Radar Fight Photos: Tyron Zeuge With Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Win Crolla Admits Gallagher Nearly Pulled Him Out Before Twelfth Charlo vs. Heiland WBC Eliminator For Mandatory Golovkin Shot Saunders Smiles: Let Everyone Doubt Me, I Can Beat Golovkin! Jhonny Gonzalez Crushes Francisco Contreras in Three Rounds Emmanuel Rodriguez Destroys Robinson Lavinanza in One Daud Yordan's Promoter Hopes To Get Him Title Shot Next Linares: I Want Mikey Garcia, Lomachenko - I Can Beat Both! Mike Tyson on Mind Games, Breaking an Opponent's Spirit Nico Hernandez Makes His Pro Debut in Style Jorge Paez Jr. Blasts Out Daniel Sandoval in Furious Fashion Abduqaxorov Blitzes Manyuchi, Captures WBC Silver at 147 Saunders To Golovkin: Do You Want To Fight? Put Up or Shut Up! Juho Haapoja decisions Leonardo Bruzzese to win EU title Mikey Garcia Wants Summer Unification Fight Against Linares Tyron Zeuge Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Over Ekpo Lawrence Okolie Blows Out Debut Opponent In 20 Seconds Jorge Linares Drops, Dominates Anthony Crolla To Repeat Jack Arnfield Beats Brian Rose In Battle Of Blackpool Linares vs. Crolla Rematch - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Katie Taylor Beats Koleva, Welborn Shocks Marcus Morrison Kovalev's Trainer Has Doubts That Ward Wants The Rematch Martin Ward Defeats Maxi Hughes, Retains British, WBC Regional Crolla: I Need To Drag Linares Into a Fight, Rough Him Up Hunter: I Told Amir Khan That Fighting Canelo Was Stupid, Crazy Investigation is Under Way After 17-Year-old Amateur Dies Jorge Linares 'Feels at Home' Fighting Crolla in The UK Crolla: I'll Prove A Lot of People Wrong in Linares Rematch Jorge Linares' Trainer Details Preparation For Crolla Rematch Jorge Linares-Anthony Crolla II: Pre-Fight Report Card Chavez: After I Win, If No Canelo Rematch Then I'll Face Golovkin Jacobs' Manager Questions Scoring of Golovkin-Jacobs Fight! David Haye Called In By BBBofC, Must Explain Bellew Threats Frank Warren Jabs Hearn: Talks Golovkin-Saunders, Crolla-Linares Eddie Hearn Passed On Michael Conlan Signing Loeffler: Too Much Money For Canelo-Golovkin Not To Happen Joshua, Bellew Are Backing Crolla To Get Revenge on Linares HBO's Kellerman Breaks Down Mayweather-McGregor Situation Martin Gethin Aims To Expose Experience Gaps in Jack Catterall
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement