Floyd Mayweather Doubtful That Manny Pacquiao Bout Happens in Fall

Mick AkersAnalyst IApril 12, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 01:  Floyd Mayweather looks on during a press conference to promote his upcoming fight against Miguel Cotto on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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News flash! Floyd Mayweather is doubtful that he will take on longtime rumored foe, Manny Pacquiao, this fall after Money May takes on Miguel Cotto in May and Pacman takes on Timothy Bradley in June. Oh, and after Mayweather's 90-day jail sentence as well.

Mayweather told the L.A. Times when questioned about a possible fall Pacquiao fight:

"No, I don't think it's going to happen," Mayweather said of a Pacquiao fight. "It's because of (Pacquiao promoter) Bob Arum. It's not my fault."

Well, not really breaking news, as it's the same old game we're used to each of the boxers' camps playing—one will say the fight won't happen, then blame the other camp for it not taking place.

Money May's trainer, his uncle Roger Mayweather, expressed his thought on Money May fighting Pacquiao:

"Why wouldn't you? There ain't no way that guy (Pacquiao) lasts five rounds against my nephew."

There appears to be no lack of willingness to make the fight happen and confidence that Mayweather could win the fight that would in all likelihood be the richest fight in history, so all we need is Arum's stamp of approval, right?

Well, Arum recently expressed hope to get the fight the world is waiting to see signed sometime in 2013, which gives all boxing fans left in the dark a possible light at the end of the tunnel.