MANILA, Philippines – American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. flatly denied having a “good relationship” with Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum and insisted that he will never again do business with the promoter.
“I don’t have a good relationship with him,” Mayweather said in an interview with Fight Hype, in response to Arum’s assertion that he “always had a good relationship with Floyd when I promoted him.”
Mayweather split from Arum in 2006 due to a managerial dispute and has since taken control of his own career.
“As far as the Arum situation, I left him to become my own boss,” said the boxer. “With age comes wisdom and growth.”
Mayweather’s bitter relationship with Arum is also a primary reason why a bout between the American and Filipino champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is unlikely to ever happen.
“We all know that the Pacquiao fight, at this particular time, will never happen,” Mayweather told Fight Hype in a previous interview.
“And the reason that fight won’t happen is because I will never do business with Bob Arum again in life, and Pacquiao is Bob Arum’s fighter,” he said.