Pacquiao Picks His Next Foe:
If it's Cotto, I ask, Why? He destroyed him once and it could backfire because I believe a fighter seeking revenge is a dangerous fighter. I'd rather see, if not Mayweather, Pac fight Bradly or Peterson.
Yeah, if the Mayweather fight falls through (at this point that's what I'm expecting) then I'm with you....Bradley or Peterson would be more intriguing to me. I have don't have a lot of interest in seeing Cotto again, but even less in another JMM fight. I guess Cotto has risen back up the ranks a bit since he got his revenge fight over Margarito.
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Top Rank CEO Bob Arum confirmed a report by the Filipino TV network ABS-CBN that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. had a telephone conversation on Wednesday night (Thursday in the Philippines).
Arum said that he was told on Thursday morning that the two fighters spoke.
"Mayweather called Michael Koncz to talk to Manny, and Michael Koncz put Manny on the phone," said Arum. "Manny said that they have to resolve the date and other issues, and other things are happening."
Neither Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer nor Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, could be reached for comment.
Pacquiao told the Filipino TV network ABS-CBN that his conversation with Mayweather "went O.K., the talk about the negotiation proceeds forward," adding, "I said that the 50-50 was approved and there’s no problem. Anytime. It’s in your hands. We’ll just wait if it’s O.K. with you."
Arum said that Mayweather and Koncz had been talking privately for weeks.
Mayweather apparently initiated the call and it sounds like he is trying to bypass Arum almost to get the fight done. Hopefully it works out
It would be nice to bypass Arum and get the fight done. Going to have to take a wait and see approach. We have waited this long for unseen issues, I'm sure something else will pop up. Will be happy when (if) they ever make this fight happen.
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Bob Arum would shoot Manny before he allowed that fight to happen without him being involved.
Last edited by StillUnknown; January-19th-2012 at 03:32 PM.
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Manny and Floyd talking is the best news yet to come out of this drama.
Mayweather: "50/50 Split Ain't happening." That's the most glaring statement in this article and if I were Pacquiao, as soon as he said that, I would have said, "**** You" and hung up the phone.
Last edited by DM72; January-20th-2012 at 10:44 AM.
i am not an expert on the subject of boxing by any stretch, but in a mega fight like this between two boxers who both draw a crowd, if they cant settle on a 50/50 split then why dont they say fine 60/40 or 70/30 to the winner.
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