Interview with HBO Boxing Broadcaster Jim Lampley

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Interview with HBO Boxing Broadcaster Jim Lampley
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HBO boxing broadcaster Jim Lampley is keeping an eye both on the breaking news of the sport — Saturday night's world welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas — and the bigger picture. I reached the conclusion a few months ago it was not going to happen, but with Floyd in jail now, Manny can show he really wants the fight. He should reach out to Floyd, and demonstrate there's no ill will, this is just a business. Floyd has nothing but time to listen right now. For Manny, this is a tremendous opportunity to build a bridge, to demonstrate, 'We have a mutual interest, let's make this happen.' Why did Ali-Frazier happen all those years ago? Because Joe Frazier went behind the scenes to make it happen. Pacquiao needs to treat it the same as Joe.

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