Floyd and Manny Talk Business: Maybe Pacquiao Finally Ignored Bob Arum?

Vitali SCorrespondent IJanuary 19, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 12:  Manny Pacquiao (R) throws a right at Juan Manuel Marquez during the fourth round of their WBO world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao retained his title with a majority decision victory.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Once again, the Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao roller-coaster makes yet another wild turn, with ABSCBN news reporting that Manny Pacquiao had personally spoken with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on the phone in hopes of making their fight a reality.

“I said just give me a 50-50 split in revenue and there would be no problem, anytime. It's up to you. We’ll wait for your answer,” said Pacquiao during his interview.

Of course, this is just the opposite of what Bob Arum keeps feeding to the public, saying that Pacquiao had already chosen and committed to another fight, likely being a rematch against Miguel Cotto. Apparently, this is not the case, as most of us assumed to be true due to Arum’s nonexistent credibility.  

I believe that them talking on the phone directly to each other, if at all true, is a colossal step forward, and should result in something more solid for the fans. I am fairly confident that Floyd will accept the 50/50 split request, and the fight might very well push through.

Keep your fingers crossed and ears open, as some very exciting news might hit the web some time real soon.