Why Pacquiao-Floyd may not happen under Arum
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Two weeks after the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch, the MGM Grand will play host to undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is going up against Marcos Maidana this weekend.
It is inevitable that every time Mayweather fights, Pacquiao's name always appears.
“A great fighter who had a terrific win against Bradley. I was very happy for Manny, I respect Manny as a terrific, fighter terrific human being a person and the Filipino people are very proud to have a Manny Pacquiao. They know they love boxing, the Filipino," said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaeffer.
Schaeffer said he also awaits for a future superfight between Pacquiao and Mayweather, but the latter has clearly stated that he will not work with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who is Pacquiao's long-time promoter.
“We all know you heard it from Mayweather that he has no interest in working with Bob Arum from Top Rank so if that fight is gonna happen, it’s gonna happen. Without involvement of Top Rank, then definitely I can see that fight happening," said Schaefer.
When asked if he is in negotiations for a possible Pacquiao versus Saul “Canelo” Alvarez match in the future, Schaeffer said that it was only Oscar dela Hoya who was talking to Arum.
“I don’t know. You have to ask Oscar about that. I really don’t know, I really don’t wanna talk about that,” he said.
Plans for the Pacquiao against Mayweather dream fight have yet to materialize, as both camps remain at odds.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been waiting for that fight to happen but it never happened. I’m tired of watching those guys fight. I want Mayweather and Pacquiao. Nothing else,” said boxing fan Willie Sta. Ana.
While the fighting congressman enjoys being a new dad in Gensan, it is still uncertain who he will fight next.