Arum talks Mayweather vs. Pacquiao in 2013
By Babatis Banda: Promoter Bob Arum is talking about possibly putting up two fights in 2013 involving Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao. In an interview with a named boxing organization, Arum says there is a possibility that the fight happens in 2013. Arum is talking as if he has everything on his finger-tips to make this fight a reality.
Does it mean that camp Pacquiao or Arum are going to bend to the wishes of Floyd Mayweather Jnr, or Arum is hoping for the 40/40/10 split as recently suggested? Does this really mean that Arum is confident Mayweather will be satisfied with his side’s demands? Does this really suggest that Arum has control over the situation and is able to make this fight?
There are a hundred and one questions that seem to have no answers. What seems to be real is that Arum is working up to reality. Arum is in sure realization that this fight has to be now or never. Arum can make good last money on Pacquiao now or forget about a Mayweather fight and the big money. Pacquiao is definitely on his way out, he will either be retired from the sport soon, or he will choose to walk out of the sport. Whichever way it happens, if Pacquiao has to be retired from the sport, it better be Mayweather. This ensures that the last hurray for Arum will be fat.
Look for Arum to make frantic efforts to put in Pacquiao in there with Floyd. I am sure he has realized that the arm twisting, the manipulation and the smearing will not work with Floyd. The only problem is that Floyd is in his strongest position ever, and team Pacquiao should be prepared to swallow hard.
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