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Bob Arum Is Confident That Manny Pacquiao Will Beat Floyd Mayweather Jr.

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 09:  Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum speaks during the final news conference for the bout between boxers Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino November 9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against Marquez when the two meet in the ring for the third time on November 12 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Vitali SCorrespondent IMay 9, 2012

Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is now even more confident that his fighter will beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. due to the result of Mayweather Jr. vs. Cotto this past Saturday.

“The fight proved to me beyond any doubt why Mayweather is ducking Pacquiao; it's because Mayweather is unable to defend himself against left hands. And when you compare Miguel's left hand against Manny's natural left hand, it's no contest,” Arum said in a recent interview.

I think that the web of “who is ducking whom” is spreading faster by the day. Mayweather Jr. beat Cotto clearly, decisively, and easily in many people’s opinion. Floyd fought a fight that people wanted him to fight, and not a fight he usually fights when he dominates his opponents.

If Floyd fought his default fight, Cotto would have lost every round of the fight, but the fight itself would undoubtedly be boring. Arum’s opinion is wrong, and it shows his lack of knowledge of boxing, his own fighter Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"I didn't have anything to do with the last negotiation because I knew he would blame it on me. So I had Michael Koncz and Manny handle it directly,” declared Arum. I believe this to be a naive and deceitful statement. Arum not involved in fight negotiations?

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