Originally Posted by QUELOQUE
Mayweather leaving GBP just coincides with Arum's timetable of when HE wanted the fight. It is amazing how this situation played out almost exactly like he wanted. He successfully stalled the fight, changed public perception to think it was Mayweather that was preventing the fight, made millions in the process, and in Pacquiao's final year, he's going to make the fight while cutting out one of his main competitors; him saying "See? It was GBP holding up the fight all along" is like a cherry on top.
Loads of bs here. And I don't understand why they're buying this nonsense. Fear of losing has nothing to do with anything or anyone. The idea that Paqciao losing to Mayweahter would diminish Paq's popularity is complete baloney. Hoya lost fights in his career here and there and fans never thought of boycotting his next fights. Khan got his 2nd humiliating defeat and I could bet that he will remain relatively popular and fans would want to see his next figths again. Why would a promoter stall the biggest fight of this decade?