For everybody who was hoping and betting on the dream fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather to happen later this year in November, I have some bad news for you.
Earlier today, Top Rank's Bob Arum came out stated that he doesn't see the fight realistically happening. He didn't make mention about the start being ready after Mayweather's prison sentence, but seemed to allude that other factors like his inability to accept a 50-50 PPV split or a split of the PPV in general.
Regarding the 50-50 split, people felt the fight was close to being made after Mayweather sent challenging remarks on Twitter claiming he wanted to fight Pacquiao and he was ready. He even went as far as calling Pacquiao himself to set a fight up.
When the offer of a 50-50 split on the PPV was made to Mayweather, he rejected, saying he'd offer Pacquiao his biggest payday ever of $40 million guaranteed with no share of the PPV money.
So with that in mind, it doesn't look like we'll be seeing these two P4P champions fighting each other anytime soon. Arum and Pacquiao are only concentrating on Bradley right now and seem to be eyeing Marquez again in the future if he can get past his fight next week and a possible clash with Brandon Rios.
Whatever the case may be, Pacquiao fans, Mayweather fans and boxing fans alike, will all be left with another year of guessing if the fight will be made or not. I'm here to say don't hold your breath, because it might be announced the fight will be postponed until 2014 next year.
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!