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Arum: Mayweather Driven Crazy When Pacquiao Fights

By Chris LaBate

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes Manny Pacquiao, is not paying any attention to any of the recent press clippings which indicate Floyd Mayweather's desire to face Arum's prize boxer. Mayweather's adviser, Leonard Ellebe, has been making the rounds in the media, calling for a May showdown with Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Arum advised the Las Vegas Review Journal that nobody has contacted his office to negotiate any of the details and the recent announcement is nothing more than the usual attention-grabber that Mayweather pulls during every Pacquiao fight week.

Venues all over the world will bid the highest dollar possible to reserve a a date for a Mayweather-Pacquiao super-fight, so Arum finds it very odd that Mayweather's team would announce how they already placed the MGM Grand on hold for May 5th, a date which may also bring a possible scheduling conflict for Pacquiao.  

"He does it all the time," Arum said. "It drives him crazy when Pacquiao fights and gets all the attention, so he does crazy things. But we're used to that. This is nonsense. You don't negotiate a deal that way. All this signifies to me is that they're not serious. When they decide to get serious, the smart people will sit down in a room together and work out all the details.

"Who's to say Floyd will be able to fight May 5? He still has legal issues he's dealing with. And Manny may not be available May 5 because he may have obligations in Congress in the Philippines. Plus, there are going to be other people interested in doing this fight, not just the MGM. So for anyone to think that this is going to get done right away doesn't know what they're talking about."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-07-2011

[QUOTE=Alibata;11384888]absolute madda pac'kin truth..[/QUOTE] You dreamers are having a good ol' circle jerk. The truth is..... Years from now OSDT's will be mandatory, for title fights anyway, so [B]THE ENTIRE WORLD[/B] will wonder why Pacquiao killed that fight when he…

Comment by Alibata on 11-07-2011

[QUOTE=The Devil;11379435]It doesnt matter what Mayweather does ion his career, how much money he makes (and blows), or how many PPV's he sells by using Manny's name all the time....Floyd will be remembered for his blatant refusal to challenge Manny…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-07-2011

[QUOTE=richardt;11384175]Best post yet!: What is amazing is Pac and May get more for 5 minutes work than most get for a year. If I won 10 mill, I would give half to charity and move to the country.[/QUOTE] I would…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-07-2011

[QUOTE=AllEyesOpen;11384030]Still haven't gotten a clear answer on why Arum, who promotes Pacquiao is spending fight week talking about Mayweather. Who mayweather's fighting, what drives him crazy when what he should be doing is talking about Pac/JMM III, unless even he…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-07-2011

[QUOTE=Main Source;11383268]From Manny's own mouth on why he didn't want to take the random blood tests. [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgfoxPC_Es[/url][/QUOTE] Only a pacfan could accept that nonsense :nonono: Absurd, because if my guy had behaved like Pacquiao over the testing issue, he would…

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