December 2, 2009 |
Manny Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum , was flying to the Philippines on Tuesday to discuss the boxer's possible megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr . Arum said he also would discuss Pacquiao's participation in a congressional election in that country. A source familiar with the process who declined to be identified because he's not authorized to speak about the negotiations said there are strong indications that Mayweather has agreed in principle to some contractual details.
January 3, 2013 |
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s return to the ring May 4 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas remains in negotiation, with Robert Guerrero the most likely opponent and an official announcement expected by the Super Bowl, the man negotiating the bout said. Richard Schaefer, the Golden Boy Promotions chief executive who's helped promote all of Mayweather's fights since 2007, said Thursday, “I know 100% that Floyd will be on that [May 4] card. Floyd is very clear he wants that.” Mayweather (43-0, 26 knockouts)
January 9, 2010 |
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still pushing for a mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao, but key people around Pacquiao said Friday the Filipino star fighter's focus has shifted to a replacement foe, Joshua Clottey. "If you concede to whatever Mayweather wants, that's giving him an edge," Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach said Friday. "We're bigger than Mayweather. We don't need him. We don't work for him. "So, the way I feel now, we'll go fight Clottey, then we'll fight the winner of [Shane]
May 1, 2010 |
Reporting from Las Vegas Floyd Mayweather Jr. predicted a cakewalk, and Saturday night he called his own number in a brilliant rally from second-round trouble to dissect Shane Mosley in a unanimous decision before 15,117 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. That number would be 41. By unleashing his patented speed, precise punching and staying out of harm's way after nearly falling to the Mosley onslaught twice in the second, Mayweather improved to 41-0, adding a victory at the same spot on the career ledger where other greats such as George Foreman, Felix Trinidad and Sugar Ray Robinson first lost.
January 11, 2010 |
The official end of hope for a super-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. came Sunday when Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum announced he had signed a deal to stage an alternate Pacquiao bout against Joshua Clottey on March 13 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas. Arum said Pacquiao will earn somewhere between $10 million and $20 million for the welterweight fight against Clottey (35-3), who lost a split decision to Miguel Cotto in his most recent fight in June. Cotto later suffered a 12th-round technical knockout loss to Pacquiao in November, as the Filipino star won his record seventh weight-division world title and probably clinched for the second straight time the honor of fighter of the year.
December 28, 2009 |
Bob Arum , Manny Pacquiao's promoter, on Sunday unveiled what he said was his "final counteroffer" to get an agreement between his boxer and tentative opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a March 13 bout that could be the most lucrative in the sport's history. Arum said he wants an agreement with Mayweather and his promoter, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, by today or he'll "finish negotiations" for a Pacquiao replacement fight against Paulie Malignaggi . Arum's offer is for each fighter to submit to unlimited random urinalysis, and to let the Nevada State Athletic Commission determine at its Jan. 19 meeting whether additional blood testing is required beyond Pacquiao's current agreement to allow his blood to be tested 30 days before the bout and immediately after its conclusion.