Floyd Mayweather Doesn’t Commit By Deadline, Manny Pacquiao Moving On, Says Promoter

Floyd Mayweather and Manny PacquiaoThe deadline for Floyd Mayweather to make a decision on whether he will fight Manny Pacquiao in November came and went on Friday (July 17), and apparently, he still hasn’t given an answer. Now, the Filipino boxer’s camp says they plan to move on … that is, unless Mayweather commits within the next couple weeks.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum revealed at midnight on Saturday (July 17), via a live conference call, that Mayweather has yet to response and/or commit in their negotiations to make a November mega-fight happen between the two boxers, as of their deadline of Friday.

“Floyd, for whatever reason, didn’t want to commit,” Arum said.

Manny will now move on and begin exploring options for a fight against Antonio Margarito or rematch with Miguel Cotto, in November. And, Arum said they should make a decision “within the next 10 days.”

However, there’s hope, though unlikely, that the Pacquiao-Mayweather could still happen. Arum said they still want the fight to happen, but as of Friday, it’s the “end of the exclusivity period” with Mayweather, and now have to start talking to other opponents.

“If Floyd decides in the interim that he wants to fight Manny, that’s the fight we want,” Arum said in the conference call.

According to Pac-Man’s promoter, both sides (Mayweather and Pacquiao) had agreed on terms — including previous concerns over the Filipino boxer’s refusal to adhere to Mayweather’s requirements of Olympic-style drug testing, which originally derailed their talks last year. He explained that those elements had been “resolved”, from their understanding, as relayed through HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg, who Pacquiao’s camp had been communicating with through the negotiation process.

Even if the fight between the two boxing superstars doesn’t take place, Arum made it clear that Manny wants it to happen, and it probably will … in the future, maybe even next year.

While the news will disappoint fans of the sport, Arum asked that people be easy on Mayweather because, as many know, his uncle and trainer has been enduring legal troubles in Las Vegas, which could possibly make him unavailable during what would be Floyd’s training camp if he accepts. Many believe that for this reason, Floyd has backed away from committing to any fight this year.

“I think the boxing fans are gonna be disappointed, but they have to cut Floyd Mayweather some slack,” said Arum. “We know his uncle is facing difficulties is Las Vegas courts. So, we can see the reluctance why he wouldn’t go into a fight without his trainer. … There’s always next year.”

Pacquiao’s decision to move ahead with another opponent is because, according to Arum, they need time to promote the fight … before it takes place in November.

Right now, if Pac-Man chooses Margarito, they will face each other in either Monterrey, Mexico or Las Vegas’ MGM Grand; or if Cotto is the opponent, the fight will take place at Cowboys Stadium or the MGM Grand as well.

Within the next few weeks, fans should have a definite answer. Stay tuned…

22 comments
  1. “CUT MAYWEATHER SOME SLAKE” HELL TELL IT LIKE IT IS HE’S PUNK ASS IS SCARED HE WANT NO PART OF PAC-MAN CAUSE HE KNOWS HE’S UNBLEMISHED RECORD OF HAND PICKED OPONENTS WILL BE NO MORE BUT IF YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST YOU HAVE TO FIGHT THE BEST LIKE ALL THE GREAT ONES HAS DONE PUNK ASS NIGGA

  2. I GOT ONE WORD FOR FLOYD……PUSSY!

    FLOYD DONE TALKED ALL THAT SHIT, THEN DON’T SIGN. COME ON MAN, STEP YO GAME UP FLOYD. STOP BEING SCARED!

    PROPS TO PACMAN FOR DOING HIS THING! FLOYD A BITCH!

  3. floydd mayweather is scared of manny pacquaio thats why when he was at make a wish when the kid asked him if he would fight pacman he said he was going to retire for two years or more.gayweather dont have the gonadds to fights manny and right now gayweather has his tail between his legs

  4. Floyd aint shit!
    DO NOT $UPPORT SHIT OF HIS!
    if Floyd and Manny do fight
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  5. IT’S CHESS NOT CHECKERS GOT DAMN IT!!! EVERYONE B PATIENT “MONEY” GONNA TAX DAT A$$ N DUE TIME PLZ BELEIVE ME!!!!

  6. Fuck mayweather and snoop dogg with there scary asses. The time is here and the time is now.

  7. if Pac Man win…..at the end of the fight fuck all the shake hands shit b real bout say no gayweather im koo go get yo face lookd at b4 u talk 2me n as far as snoop dogg is concern fuck u bykth!

  8. He could be squeezing HBO for more money; regardless, it tarnishes his impeccable record and HBO may grow some cajones and decide to ban his fights. All in all, he’s a PAPER CHAMP as i’ve stated before.

  9. I mean hold up. How long did it take this dude to agree to the drug test in the beginning. I’m no Mayweather fan by no means but you cant 4get how nuch of a p#ssy Manny really was when they as first trying to sign the fight. This fool jacked up and steroids and had to wait to clean his self out so f+ck him too!

  10. @mrs down…

    you gots to be the dumbest nigga on here for you to believe what FLoyd is saying. Nigga if you know boxing, you know that Floyd done ducked all of the tough fights. You know nothing about boxing. Pac agreed to all the blood tests before and after. Pacman called Floyd’s bluff and now Floyd is scared to fight.

    I CAN STAND IGNORANT ILLITERATE NIGGAS LIKE YOU.

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