Fighthype.com is reporting that just moments ago, "Floyd Maywaether was expected to turn himself in to a Las Vegas court to begin serving his 90-day sentence. However, sighting [sic] an agreement with the District Attorney, Mayweather's attorney requested a continuance of his surrender to June 1, 2012, so he could honor his May 5 fight commitment with the MGM Grand. Noting that a Mayweather fight on Cinco de Mayo would be worth more than a $100 million to the community of Las Vegas, Maywaether's attorney pointed out that prior to the plea bargain, commitments were made based solely on the approval of the District Attorney."
This opens up a whole new can of worms in terms of Bob Arum's recent flight over to the Philippines to discuss four possible opponents for Manny Pacquiao's next fight. Something tells me fans just might be clamoring that instead of five possible opponents now, really there's just one.
It's become apparent the volatility in both Mayweather and Pacquiao's careers and lives makes the urgency of getting this fight to happen May 5 all the more pressing and vital. In many segments of the boxing world people have already written off the showdown between Pacquiao and Mayweather from ever happening due to the usual politics, wrangling and just plain incompetence and self-interest that have come to mire the reputation of the sport.
This report means there's a crack of light that this fight can be squeezed into existence if the pressure is large enough on all principle characters involved with making it happen.
Let's hope they do.