Bob Arum: Mayweather Will Target "Retired" Pacquiao

By Lem Satterfield

LAS VEGAS -- Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum told that he believes that unbeaten six-time titlist Floyd Mayweather will clamor enthusiastically for a clash with eight-division king and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao -- but only after the Filipino congressman is retired and deeply into his political career.

Arum made his statements at the MGM Grand Hotel, where he is promoting Saturday night's battle between Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 knockouts) and challenger and five-time champion, Shane Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs, who is trying to win Pacquiao's WBO belt.

On May 1 of 2010, Mosley lost a unanimous decision to Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) after having staggered Mayweather in the second round.

"Do I think that the fight will take place? The answer is how in the hell do I know. But I would think that Mayweather is going to avoid Manny Pacquiao until Pacquiao retires and goes full time in to policits," said Arum.

"And when Pacquiao is only concentrating on cementing and dealing with his political career, Mayweather will say, 'Hey, let's fight. You're ducking me,'" said Arum. "I think that at that point, Mayweather will do everything that he can to change the record in that way."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tangalog2200 on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=doninlouisiana;10494131]I'm a huge Pac fan but old Bob needs to give it a rest, it just makes him look like his whole world revolves around a washed up has been coward. Drop it Bob, if FM was going to face…

Comment by WESS on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=Talisayen;10503967]Sad to say but I think Pac/Floyd bout is not gonna happen. Fact is you guys are just wasting time and energy drooling for something that will happen only in your wildest fantasies.[/QUOTE] Bob WILL allow it to happen when…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=Dedication;10771267]bump at bob arum[/QUOTE] So...I guess Manny knows what to do next. Ignore Floyd, retire and they will all spin this to look like the truth. Cool

Comment by Pocket Dogs! on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=Dedication;10771267]bump at bob arum[/QUOTE]Bob Arum is purest definition of LOL. Bob won't let go of his bottom bi[COLOR="Black"]tc[/COLOR]h.

Comment by Dedication on 06-30-2011

bump at bob arum

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