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Could a chance (or not chance) meeting in Miami finally lead to the mega fight the world has been waiting for between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao? All indications today seem to point that way.
Chris Mannix of SI.com tweeted, “@ChrisMannixSI: Hearing optimism from both sides that a Mayweather-Pacquiao deal could get done soon. From what I’m hearing, hard to see it falling apart.”
Mayweather was due to fly to Australia this week, but that trip was halted until next week for whatever reason. According to Lance Pugmire of the La Times, Pacquiao is in the United States until at least February 6th. Per Pugmire, “@latimespugmire: Sounds like @MannyPacquiao will be in US until at least Feb. 6. He’s planning to attend National Prayer Breakfast in DC next week.”
Even more hopeful news Arum told the New York Post that he expects a deal to be done within the next few days.
“Everybody is doing the right thing,” Arum told the Post on Friday. “We’re looking to complete the paperwork. Everything is moving in the right direction. Hopefully, the next couple of days it will get done.”
According to the report, the major issues are being hammered out, now all that’s left is the HBO and Showtime portion of the fight.
“The issues are being narrowed down to extraordinarily small points,” Arum said. “I’m optimistic it will all be put together in the next couple of days.”
Arum feels the chance meeting helped move the fight along.
“I think it helped a lot because we were all putting papers together, and there was still a question as to whether Floyd really wanted to do the fight or not,” Arum said. “Based on the meeting with Pacquiao in the hotel suite, Manny and [Pacquiao adviser] Michael Koncz were convinced Floyd absolutely wants to do the fight.”
Is Floyd "Money" Mayweather deathly afraid of stepping into the boxing ring with Manny Pacquiao or not?
Here we have a man in Floyd that has been in the ring with the best and dominated future hall of famers and has never lost a fight, yet, for the last few years since the public has been demanding that he face Manny Pacquiao they are now saying that Floyd is terrified to face Manny once and for all.
But what is the real truth behind these accusations and what makes Manny Pacquiao the monster of an opponent that his fans make him out to be?
His knockout loss to Mayweather victim Juan Manual Marquez is still a visual that haunts even his most die-hard fans as his recent inability to secure a knockout victory even over sub-par competition like Chris Algieri has done nothing else but to support the fact that Manny Pacquiao's best days are behind him.
But yet and still, Floyd Mayweather is afraid.
So answer the question: Is Floyd "Money" Mayweather truly afraid of Manny Pacquiao?
Let's let it all hang out as far as your opinions on this topic goes and at least back up your explanations with FACTS and not simple useless chatter.
It's has come to the publics attention that Floyd Mayweather has refused to agree to a $5 million penalty if either fighter were to fail a drug test either before or after the May 2nd fight. Manny Pacquaio is the one who requested for this fine to be included in the contract. The problem is that the contract has already been signed by both parties. However, there is a separate agreement that the United States Anti-Doping Agency will be overseeing random blood and urine testing for both fighters, terms for a substantial fine in the event of a dirty test are still being discussed. If neither fighter have anything to hide, thena agreement shouldn't be hard to come by. Even with that said, it should've been included in the original contract to avoid any outside negotiations.
Now that Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao has been announced, what exactly will be the subject we fall back on to whine about every week? We'll find something. In the meantime, they did indeed sign to fight. So this week on TQBR Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Queensberry Rules' Patrick Connor will talk about the #MayweatherPacquiao fight with an actual serious tone. Also important, Gennady Golovkin wrecked Martin Murray last weekend in Monte Carlo, so expect some hyperbole and more about that. Thanks for tuning in!
Floyd Mayweather is suddenly thrust into the limelight in conversations of literacy, he has responded and obviosuly bothered by the talk and said, I GOT Money..WHAT!!!
Interested in what everyone thinks, joinn in and share your thoughts!!!
We get down in the conversation tonight on the Floyd Mayweather - T.I. Clash in Las Vegas.
Tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT, FightSaga Radio Network presents a special "Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather in Abu Dhabi?" edition of Boxing 411 with Joseph and Lee!!
Boxing writer and ring announcer Joseph Herron, along with FightSaga.com editor and chief Lee Cleveland, will examine the most recent discoveries regarding a potential super fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather for the 2015 boxing calendar year.
The FightSaga tandem will discuss the following topics:
- Will Floyd Mayweather be willing to compete in Abu Dhabi for $110 million?
- What are the other possible options for both fighters should a match-up fail to materialize?
- Are the initial Vegas odds favoring Floyd Mayweather justified?
- Is the proposed purse split justified?
- Will Floyd Mayweather be willing to relinquish the May 2nd, 2015, fight date?
Joseph and Lee will also review the week's upcoming events.
- Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander
- Tim Bradley vs. Diego Chaves
- Erislandy Lara vs. Ishe Smith
- Mauricio Herrera vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.
- Andy Lee vs. Matt Korobov
- The return of Keith Thurman, Abner Mares, and the Charlo Twins
Join the FightSaga team this evening for a special episode of Boxing 411!
Have you showered yet? There's a good chance that, following that Pay-Per-View card last weekend, you might have a thin film of filth all over you. Floyd Mayweather is probably still the best fighter on the planet, but his ego was deflated some after a prolonged tussle with Marcos Maidana in their rematch. That was interesting to some, but not much more on the paid card was, unfortunately. This week on TQBR Radio, Patrick Connor of Queensberry Rules welcomes Alex McClintock, deputy editor for ABC Radio National and Queensberry Rules. Not much is on tap for the next week or so, but Orlando Salido, George Groves and a few others may pop up in conversation. Thanks for tuning in!
Tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT, FightSaga Radio Network presents a very special "Amir Khan vs. Floyd Mayweather" edition of "The Sweet Science with James Gogue"!!
The prolific three-decade fight trainer will examine a potential match-up between former IBF/WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Amir Khan and five division world champion Floyd "Money Mayweather on tonight's one-hour program!!
After the 28 year old former Olympian's impressive victory over former two division world titlist Devon Alexander on December 13th, many within the boxing community are convinced that the Bolton, Lancashire native would give Floyd Jr. his toughest test of possibly his entire 18 year fight career.
Are the critics correct in making this assessment?
Professor Gogue will analyze the elite level match-up and review the keys to victory for both combatants, while making a projection of how the fight would potentially play out.
As an added bonus for all of the die-hard boxing fans, Gogue will also preview a potential match-up between Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao!!
The expert trainer will review the strengths and weaknesses of both fighters and make a prediction on the fight's eventual outcome!!
Don't miss out on this very special episode of "The Sweet Science with James Gogue", only on the FightSaga Radio Network!!
"Once people start making power moves without communicating with me, then I think it's time for us to move our separate ways. I mean, I'm glad the fight is over with, but I think when May comes around and you guys see All Access in May, I'll have a totally new team and probably a totally new staff. We may make a lot of changes in my team, but Al Haymon ain't going nowhere," stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who recently informed FightHype.com that he planned on making some changes to his team in the very near future. So on that note we will talk about these new revelations as well as Yahoo sports claiming the amount of pay per views Mayweather Vs Maidana sold, fake tickets sells in Las Vegas. We will also talk about the addition of Rosado Vs Kirkland to Bernard Hopkins Vs Sergey Kovalev Card. News and Notes Opinions coming direct from true Boxingheads. We will with out a shadow of a doubt be taking live calls on air from you the voice of the people. Call 646-478-3068 to voice your opinion, remember you can voice your opinion in writing by becoming part of the team and writing for the site contact Victor Salazar at Theboxingvoice@yahoo.com Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube and Blogtalk in order to receive one email a few minutes before we go live. Stay up to date on the sport you love by following us on Twitter @Thaboxingvoice for the most recent news in the boxing world.
This week Samer Kadi and I discuss the first round of the NBA playoffs, mainly focussing on Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, while also previewing second round action. We’ll also talk about Floyd Mayweather’s ability to promote fights and end with a new reality show idea for UFC Fight Pass.