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Floyd Mayweather Jr.: 'It's Not My Fault.' What Does This Statement Really Mean?

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28:  Floyd Mayweather attends a press conference to promote his upcoming fight with Miguel Cotto on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at the The Apollo Theater on February 28, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Vitali SCorrespondent IApril 13, 2012

I assume that if not all of you, then most of you have already heard of what Floyd Mayweather Jr. had said in an interview with the LA Times, but if you had missed it, here is his direct quote regarding his potential future bout against Manny Pacquiao: “No, I don't think it's going to happen. It's because of Bob Arum. It's not my fault."

The question is this: is Mayweather Jr. planning ahead with full intention of fighting again as soon as possible against an opponent already in mind? Or is he yet again trying to divert some blame towards camp Pacquiao in an effort to put more pressure on Arum and possibly convince everyone that it is Floyd who is putting in all the effort in tying to make the fight a reality?

We have heard Arum being blamed by both the Mayweather Jr. camp and some members of the Pacquiao camp before, and it seems as though this may be factual. Of course as a businessman, Arum is almost certainly doing everything right in trying to secure a financial advantage, but with Mayweather Jr., this may be a game worth compromising for.

Both fighters, despite showing their assumed enthusiasm in the potential of their mega fight, would in all probability rather somehow, without hurting their legacies, avoid it. The answer to why, is simple and complicated at the same time: prevent a career-devastating loss, but lose out on a record-breaking payday?

Playing the blame game is one thing, but this time, I think things are getting more and more concluding. If nothing of value is agreed upon between the two camps real soon, the fight will unlikely to come to fruition.

Unfortunately, all those fans and bloggers claiming the fight would never happen could regrettably be right in the end.

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