- Austin Trout looking to turn his career around against Daniel Dawson
- Is Canelo capable of taking the baton from Mayweather to become boxing’s next PPV star?
- Maidana throwing 100 punches per round in training for Mayweather
- Kell Brook’s trainer doesn’t want him to take an easy fight on December 6th
- Deontay Wilder not worried about Stiverne’s power
- Maidana, Santa Cruz & Angulo quotes ahead of "Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2"
- Kiwitt Back On Home Soil
- Frankie De Alba Headlines on Saturday, October 4 at Valley Forge Casino & Resort
- Undefeated Mexican Future Stars In WBF Title Fights
- STALKER TO FACE JENKINS IN BRITISH TITLE ELIMINATOR ON MAGNIFICENT SEVEN CARD
- Heavyweight hopeful Otto Wallin returns on August 30
- Philippine Supreme Court issues temporary restraining order in Manny Pacquiao tax case
Pacquiao still very interested in Mayweather bout
While Manny Pacquiao’s close adviser Michael Koncz met with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum this past week to discuss the two names – Tim Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov – that Arum has for Pacquiao’s next bout April 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pacquiao is still very much interested in fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. That’s his first choice of who he’d like to fight, but unfortunately Mayweather’s not on Arum’s list of opponents for him to fight. It’s going to be one of Arum’s Top Rank fighters that Pacquiao faces next.
Earlier today Pacquiao was asked if he’d like to fight Mayweather, and he said “Anytime. We’re just waiting.”
What Pacquiao means by that is unclear. Is he waiting for Mayweather to agree to fight him while he’s still being promoted by Arum, or does Pacquiao mean that he’s waiting for his contract with Top Rank to expire in 2014 so that he can sign with another promoter in order to fight Mayweather without the Top Rank – Golden Boy Promotions cold war stopping it? Mayweather made it perfectly clear in a recent interview that he will never fight Pacquiao as long as he’s promoted by Bob Arum. Mayweather refuses to fight Pacquiao for some reason while he’s still with Arum.
Whether Mayweather will do business with Top Rank if the 82-year-old Arum were to suddenly pass away is unclear. If Pacquiao is waiting for his contract with Top Rank to expire, then it makes sense him saying that he’s “waiting.” That’s the only thing that Pacquiao can be waiting for at this point, because if he’s waiting for Mayweather to change his mind about not wanting to do business with Arum then he might be waiting for the remainder of his career. Mayweather sounded adamant about not wanting to do business with Arum, and it’s doubtful that he’ll change his mind anytime soon.
If Pacquiao decides not to re-sign with Top Rank after next year, he’s potentially going to have a lot of big fights available to him. If he promotes himself then he can fight Golden Boy promotions and Top Rank fighters, although I’m not sure why he’d still be interested in fighting the Top Rank guys, because Pacquiao has already exhausted the best options with that promotional company. The only way he could still be fighting Top Rank guys after his contract runs out with them is if he wants to keep fighting Tim Bradley for a 3rd and 4th times. But that’s not a smart use of the remaining fights of his career.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Broner: Khan and Brook can’t beat me
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri’s talent level
- Brandon Rios vs. Ruslan Provodnikov in the works for November
- Alfredo Angulo not worried about September 13th fight against De La Rosa
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Frampton will beat Kiko Martinez, says Santa Cruz
- Wladimir working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev