Mayweather vs Pacquiao: It’s On!
By Frank Car: Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum had a smile on his face after his meeting with Manny Pacquio in Manila. Wonder why? Of course not, you already know. The meeting took place on Friday morning in the Philippines and what would be Thursday night in the U.S. largely concerning Pacquiao’s stance on the Mayweather vs Pacquiao bout and guess what.
According to ABS-CBN, which has recently joined a partnership with Top Rank Promotions to air it’s fights in the Philippines among other countries, Bob Arum stated “I met with Manny this morning.. it was positive.”
“You guys can interpret that any way you want,” said Arum, speaking in vague terms because he and the Mayweather camp have agreed to be silent on details “until we’re ready to make an announcement.”
“My goal is that we can make a preliminary announcement sometime next week,” said Arum.
Arum will be leaving Manila on Sunday and said “Now my job is to go back to the United States, sit with Richard Schaefer (Who has been negotiating with Arum on behalf of Mayweather) and the Mayweather people, so that we can make an announcement in a short term.”
March 13th is the date. The where is still unknown and is said to be the last thing to be finalized, however you can bet on Vegas, no pun intended.
You most likely can expect the offical date announcement to be next week, and the location to be announced on the January 11th press conference meeting in New York. In the upcoming weeks representatives from both Top Rank and Golden Boy will be checking out the other possible venues, the stadium’s in Texas/Louisiana, and then they will probably be making their decision. “Vegas .. Vegas.. Vegas..” said Clark W. Griswold (Vegas Vacation).
So it’s here, the Mega-Fight. Although contracts have not been signed… it’s here.
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