The World Will Have to Wait Again For Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao

July 20, 2010 – 11:11 am by Chris Fedor

Is anybody else out there as sick as I am with the ongoing negotiations between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr? They’re not going to fight, then they’re going to fight, then they’re not going to fight again. Can’t this fight just happen already? Everybody in the boxing world wants the fight to happen. They are the two best pound-for-pound fighters and it has been rumored that this fight will happen for a while now. However, the two sides just can’t come to terms on an agreement. Now a deadline has passed and Pacquiao may turn his attention to Miguel Cotto or Antonio Margarito. No offense, but I have zero interest in either of those fights. There’s one fight I want to see. There’s one person that I’m not sure Manny Pacquiao can beat and his name is Floyd Mayweather Jr. I don’t know if it is Manny Pacquiao’s fault or Floyd Mayweather’s fault, but the two promoters need to find a way to get this agreement done once and for all.

Bob Arum joined Fox Sports Radio with Stephen A. Smith to talk about what happened with the negotiations between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, why the fight will not happen as planned, and whether or not Pacquiao has agreed to the terms of the deal Mayweather asked for.

On what happened in the negotiations:

“Well this has been going on for two months and we have been negotiating through Ross Greenburg, the President of HBO Sports, and Floyd had a representative on the other side. It appeared to me that we had reached an agreement. We never had the assent of Floyd Mayweather. He never, ever agreed to anything and he never let us know if he would fight or not. At this point, I had to go ahead and make another fight for Manny Pacquiao. We had a deadline which is a deadline ending the exclusivity period. I will now go out and speak to Margarito and his camp and Cotto and his camp and try to arrange a fight with either of them for Manny Pacquiao. If during that time Floyd says I want to fight and comes to the table, that would be our priority. Everybody…you want that fight to happen, I want that fight to happen, Manny Pacquiao wants that fight to happen, but Floyd may not want to do that fight this year. I think there are reasons why he might not.”

On what the reasons are that Mayweather may use to not make this fight happen:

“Well one of them is his Uncle Roger has been his trainer for the last ten years, they have a great, great relationship and Floyd relies on him. Roger is in legal difficulty and there is a criminal case against Roger which apparently goes to trial August 2nd. There’s nothing any of us can do about that, but that certainly has to concern Floyd. Secondly, Floyd made a lot of money in the Mosley fight and he may decide that it’s enough for the year and I will revisit the issue next year. As far as we’re concerned, we’re saying ‘look if Floyd isn’t available this year, hopefully Manny wins his fight in November and were happy to fight him next year.’ There’s no animosity unlike what happened last time around. This time there is absolutely no animosity. If Floyd would like to do the fight next year, there are reasons for that decision.”

On whether or not he is surprised that this fight won’t be happening right now:

“Yeah, I’m surprised but I don’t want to say anything that exacerbates the situation which would prevent the fight from happening next year. I want this fight badly. Boxing needs this fight badly.  It is when people talk about boxing now, the first thing they talk about is this fight. You know that because you’re in touch with the people. In speaking to me you’re speaking to the choir. I agree with you 1000 percent. Why Mayweather is doing this and so forth? That question has to be answered by him. Hopefully all these issues that don’t relate to me, they don’t relate to you, they don’t relate to any financial issues, those issues if they are the ones that are preventing the fight like Roger’s pending criminal case will be handled, will go away and the fight can happen.”

On whether or not Pacquiao has agreed to the terms of the fight:

“Again want to make this as noncontroversial as possible, but the terms that he laid down that will satisfy him about a clear playing field, have been agreed to this time around by Pacquiao.  (Host: So Manny Pacquiao has agreed to go through Olympic style drug testing and all that stuff?) Yes. Again I’m trying to determine the reasons and the only thing I can figure out is Roger.”

Listen to Bob Arum on Fox Sports Radio here

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  1. 35 Responses to “The World Will Have to Wait Again For Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao”

  2. Jr. doesn’t want to fight not because of Roger because hes’ too scared. PERIOD. He’s a pussy Gayweather. He did that to few of the fighters years ago and he did it again. The whole world knows he love to duck. Don’t even try to defend him. Even some of Mayweather fans already getting sick of him. He won’t fight to a fighters that has a chance to knock him out. He’s a COWARD.

    By aloha on Jul 20, 2010

  3. Yeah, sure he agreed to RANDOM NO CUT OFF drug testing, Arum..Sure he did!

    By Sure, Arum on Jul 20, 2010

  4. FLOYD MAYWEATHER IS AFRAID TO FIGHT PACQUIAO, HE USES ALL KINDS OF EXCUSES HERE ON THIS EARTH TO GET AWAY THE FIGHT TO PACQUIAO. HE’S NOT A TRUE GREAT BOXER WHOM HE SELF PROCLAIM HTAT HE IS! SHAME ON YOU FLOYD MAYWEATHER!!!

    By jorge on Jul 20, 2010

  5. no more i’m done waiting for floyd.

    By jei on Jul 20, 2010

  6. I LOVE the Mayweather Haters.. keep on doing what you do guys.. it reminds me that regardless of who or what you are.. regardless of who or what other’s do (Manny refusing to be tested the first time).. no matter what, the HATERS will be loud and clear.
    ME – I could care less about both of these dudes.. but of the two.. I like what Manny does for his people.

    By Ricci on Jul 20, 2010

  7. The thing is that aside from being a coward who protecting his 41-0 record Some says FMJ is now enjoyed his $25M purse from JMM & $40M from Mosley. Wow means he is no longer got a financial problem? But what about the people who are very loyal fans to him? Anyway he always acting like an IDIOT E.T. He doesn’t care about fans why? because he is not a human he ALLIEN at all from Planet Pluto..Coward Self Proclaimed, Cheater, Fraud MONEYFACE Gayweather, CHICKEN HEN always running in & outside the ring and SAY!!!! KAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAK BALUGAGAGAGAG….

    By Anonymous on Jul 20, 2010

  8. Mayweather if you read his alibis just actually came from a great hiatus hanging his gloves up…when Manny Pacquaio’s stealing the boxer limelight making great reputation and history of his own. This fellow came back for reason he only knows, and fought at the expense of Marquez gaining headway again by climbing on the ring heavier. When caught up with boxing Manny he had lots of excuses, at the expense of Manny defaming the later of roids without any solid proof. He went to say cleaning up boxing from drugs…etc. In a way he recovered by beating Mosley…again he wants to relax and go vacationing again, because of the 2nd challenge of Manny. The guy and no one will disagree that he is a great boxer, he can beat Manny and vice versa, but i think he is simply afraid of Manny, and frustrating his fight fans. The least alibi he could say for now is he’s again vacationing, as if just throwing away a small amount of dollars at stake; this is history here, and worth of fortune ring fight. Floyd you have done lots of relaxing and vacation, just fix the date next year. Or just step on the plate and say Manny just wait there’s a done deal. This fight anyway, is between two great boxers. Losing here is not the bone of contention, what is, a good fight has been made. Done deal “best fighter of the year”?

    By poepok on Jul 20, 2010

  9. gayweather is so so so afraid to the pound for pound king manny pacquiao floyd is a great coward i salute you floyd your just protecting you face your fuckin face you dont want to be punish you face coward coward coward idiot just change your name make it FLOYD “THE GREAT COWARD”GAYWEATHER JR.

    By ronie on Jul 20, 2010

  10. borrrriiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnngggggggg!!!!
    since then, i knew it already that this match is gonna go to nothing…coz we all know chickens are naturally chicken. and that is chickenweather came from…chickenshit!

    By imagayweatherhaters on Jul 20, 2010

  11. KFC will fight PACMAN if Pacman change his stance from southpaw to orthodox. As what KFC Sr. said, “But then again he’s a southpaw.” referring to Sergio Martinez as a possible opponent of KFC Jr.

    By LYRD on Jul 20, 2010

  12. its simple, mayweather wants to relax & take a vacation instead being hospitalized after the pacquiao fight. his family pressured him not to fight paquiao!!

    By BOY on Jul 20, 2010

  13. In Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, it is important to keep your opponent waiting for your appearance for the fight. This will build up anxiety in your enemy and by the time you finally arrive, your enemy is all fury and anger that he losses the art of fighting. At this point in time, Pacquiao is being toyed by Mayweather by imposing drug testing, purse split, racial discrimination, more accusation, more media thrash talks, etc. Mayweather is trying to break the resistance of Pacquiao hence by the time they fight, Pacquiao is too exhausted both physically and mentally. I hope Pacquiao’s advisers are aware of this. Mayweather is not afraid of Pacquiao but has high regards to Pacquiao’s capability and highly capable of knocking him down. Thus, a different strategy is needed.

    By Mao Tse Tung on Jul 20, 2010

  14. Dont expect the fight to happen,, its all there the mayweathers are scared $hitless of Manny pacquioa,they make up stories to dicredit manny, well thats just what to expect from a family who beats up women and deal drugs.

    By chupau on Jul 20, 2010

  15. You guys really do not understand anything. Arum is the biggest scum in boxing. He does stuff like this all the time. He makes the contract perfect for his fighter. Sends it to the other fighter who he doesn’t promote. Knowing he won’t agree then goes to the press and makes his fighter look like he wants the fight. Yet all this was, was to promote manny vs margarito or cotto. Anyone notice tony and Miguel are both promoted by him????? Why not fight Sergio martinez or Paul Williams who are far better then both of them? Reason Arum don’t promote them. Floyd wanted the fight before, manny didn’t want the test. Floyd said right after shane he wanted to take the year off. So yall need to stop overacting, the fight will happen next year. I bet it will be in March.

    Golden boy and everyone agreed to not speak about the negotiations yet Arum keeps running his mouth. Neither fighter is at fault it’s mostly Arum’s dumb ass

    By JORGE on Jul 20, 2010

  16. Wait till Li’l Floyds winnings of $65M from his previous shows (Marquez and Mosley)gone and I guarantee you that my Li’l Floyd will surface again…….. Ah…. I’m not thinking about BOXING right now, I’m just RELAXING”….

    By Jean paKata on Jul 20, 2010

  17. What do you expect of Bob A., sure he will protect what he built. Hell with hypos if they do the same. Put your ash hole on Arums,… I will enjoy plyi’n my own….. same with floydie and golden egs. Li’k my egs 1st and if I’m done then I’l try others only…..if they di’nt taste like one.

    By Jean paKata on Jul 20, 2010

  18. The fight was doomed to happen from the start. Floyd has no intention whatsoever to ‘tarnish’ his ‘spotless’ record. He’s always been like that. His family doesn’t help either.

    Pacquiao needs to move on and fight whoever is legit out there. One more big fight and Pacquiao should hang it up. He’s secured his future already and there’s no need to shoot for an eight weight title.

    By Bah Yag on Jul 20, 2010

  19. Mayweather is a disgrace of African American people. Blacks are known as competitive and brave but I don’t this gayweather belongs here. True fighters wants to fight the best and coward fighters ducks all the time. I won’t even line this mayweather to the likes of Ali, frazier and sugar rays as the known great African American boxers of all time but I consider this Gayweather as the greatest cowArd boxer of all time… I have more respect with boxers who lost many times but have fought the bests. Floyd you’ll not be remembered with your undefeated record but will be remembered as the most coward boxer of all time. I don’t really get it that you ducked a much smaller boxer from Philippines. What a shame to American people with all this dumb excuses you are telling. I got no respect at all with any legacy you have. Better retire so you won’t give disgrCe in the sports of boxing again. Coward!!!!

    By Jmld on Jul 20, 2010

  20. A coward is a coward, you know,no matter how you entice him with multi-bucks tourney.Still his cowardice engulfed him.Floyd has no guts to fight Manny. That’s all.

    By Hilly June Flores on Jul 20, 2010

  21. R. I. P.

    Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather Jr.

    Here lies the remains of Floyd’s “balls”

    ——————————————

    he doesn’t appear to have any

    By Anonymous on Jul 20, 2010

  22. There’s nothing the Mayweather can do now. They have been exposed as liars, cheats and cowards. THE LOT OF THEM! Everyone associated with the Mayweathers – Ellerbe, Haymon, Uncle Roger, Sr., Jr., etc… This goes for Arum also. Scum like him are ruining the sport of boxing. No wonder fans are jumping the fence and becoming fans of MMA.

    By kingdaddy6 on Jul 21, 2010

  23. You know what this is all about? What this Floyd “Maybe” a Gayweather is doing? He knows Manny Pacquaio isn’t staying in this business for long because of his commitment as congressman of his province. So hes’ gonna take a long vacation and wait until Manny retire and then he will come back and fight again. This way he could avoid pacquaio and avoid making his record as 40 – PAC KO’D.

    By andal ampatuan on Jul 21, 2010

  24. Dont WASTE your MONEY on PPV just to watch Fraud Gayweather RUN AROUND INSIDE THE RING TO SAVE HIS FAVE from HAND PICKED OPPONET by the BOSS HIMSELF. As what he does outside the ring, RUN FROM REAL FIGHTERS . Its better to spend your money on MMA/UFC or watch action packed MARGARITO and PACQUIAO fight.

    I DONT KNOW WHY PEOPLE AND HBO PAYS HIM A LOT JUST TO RUN INSIDE THE RING.. BORING FIGHTS….

    By Ali on Jul 21, 2010

  25. WHAT ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT???ISN’T IT CLEAR THAT FLOYD IS AFRAID TO LOSE???YOU MUST NOT TELL FLOYD ANYMORE TO MAN UP OR TO PROVE THAT HE IS THE BEST BACAUSE AFTER ALL,..ALL THE GREATNESS FOR HIMSELF THAT HE TALKS ABOUT IS JUST A BLUFF,..FLOYD TALK TOTALY DIFFERENT ON WHAT HIS THINGKING,..LIKE TALKING I WILL BEAT PACQUIAO BUT IN HIS MIND,.PACQUIAO WILL NOT ONLY BEAT ME BUT WILL KNOCK ME OUT COLD,..TRUST ME,..HE WILL NEVER FIGHT PACQUIAO “EVER”,.I THINK ITS MUCH BETTER TO ADVICE HIM TO JUST RETIRE FOR GOOD,..IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THE SPORT IF HE DO SO,.BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE THAT MAKE THE SPORT BAD,..MAN COMMON!!!

    By SYNNED on Jul 21, 2010

  26. Lil Floyd will never fight PacMan, never!!! He is too afraid of PacMan… Name all nonsense demands, alibis, etc. etc. and He’ll throw it up just to hide on PacMan… He know that his ass will be whooped!!! I never ever wait for this fight because I know Mayweathers are too scared of PacMan!!!

    By anthonyP on Jul 21, 2010

  27. wait for what? Floyd Jr has shown that he is indeed a coward and is so scared to fight Pacquaio. well maybe next year his stupid fans will buy PPV to see him fight another handpicked lightweight . Team Mayweather and HBO are very happy this way .

    By math on Jul 21, 2010

  28. HOW MANY TIMES DID CHICKEN FLOYD CALL OUT MANNY? HE SAID, HE’S GOING TO BEAT HIS PUNK A$$SS, MANNY IS ONE DIMENSIONAL, HE’S THE GREATEST ETC…BLAH, BLAH, BLAH… OK, NOW MANNY ACCEPT HIS CHALLENGE AND CALLS HIS BLUFF. WHAT DOES FLOYD DO, HE CHICKENS OUT!!! WHAT DO FANS THINKS OF A GIRLY MOVE LIKE THIS COWARD HAS DONE?? DON’T CALL OUT A FIGHTER, IF YOU CAN’T BACK IT UP!!!

    By Erik on Jul 21, 2010

  29. COWARD FLOYD SHOULD JUST RETIRE, THE FANS ARE SICK OF WATCHING HIM DECISION OUT SENIOR CITIZENS. SO, IF YOU’RE OVER 37, AND WASHED-UP FLOYD WILL CONSIDER YOU FOR A FIGHT. HBO, IS SO STUPID FOR LETTING THIS COWARD FIGHT LIGHTWEIGHTS, SENIOR CITIZENS, AND NEXT IN LINE, GUYS IN WHEELCHAIRS.

    By SAM on Jul 21, 2010

  30. floyd will not fight as long as there are strong contenders on the line to fight him… unless weak and wash-out fighters could be handpicked like hatton, or someone in the category of marquez. he would rather retire or wait for the right time to come while enjoying millions of $ he cheated from the boxing fans. orrr…money generating fake fights like that of with mosley pre arranged by the mayweathers and boxing mafia. oh la la, GBP and the Kevin’s elite writers are there to crown the greatest floyd who is the face of boxing! ha ha ha ha…

    By fraud jr. on Jul 21, 2010

  31. Oh Boy! Floydie must have been suffering from a sickness called “PAC-MANO-PHOBIA! Its a pity on him that he is undergoing this kind of sickness…tsk, tsk, tsk. I think, it will be healed if Pacman stops calling Floydie to fight him. What a SCARY moment for him. I’m with you FLOYDIE all the way!!!!!!he,he,he!

    By Jex on Jul 21, 2010

  32. floyd is afraid of manny @ 147lbs but, he’s not afraid of Big Show who is 400lbs. think of that

    By lel on Jul 22, 2010

  33. This is how I sum up this matter. Floyd Mayweather is jealous of Manny achievements. He came back from retirement to steal the limelight from Manny and try to call him out but when Manny took the bait and said lets get it on. Floyd change his mind because he knows there is a chance he can lost that fight. And we know how good of a gambler Floyd is. So in short he would never let that 0 lost go if he knows that Manny can beat him.

    By djsketch on Jul 22, 2010

  34. Pound for pound king is busy right now for the opening of the 15th regular congress of the Philippines, as he represent the Lone District of Sarangani. Did you know that pacman recently met the Secretary of Health to ask for assistance for his proposed hospital. He is also planning to put a state universities, ports for his district. thats the pound for pound truly peoples champ for his fellow Filipino’s. everybody knows how rude the self proclaimed pound for pound gayweather jr., and his psycho sr.

    By paulo on Jul 23, 2010

  35. just like david & goliat: floyd is bigger but afraid of small Manny.hehehe f*ck you floyd…

    By roger.ph on Jul 24, 2010

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