Once again, an interview involving the names of Bob Arum, Manny Pacquaio, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. surfaces.
In a chat with BoxingScene.com, Bob Arum talked about his thoughts on the probability of a Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight, and mentioned that the bout is more likely to happen sometime next year.
What was more out of the ordinary is the fact that he mentioned that he intends to organize two fights between the Filipino Superstar and Money May, saying:
“Obviously I don’t think that Mayweather, because it looks like he will be in prison for at least one or two more months, will be prepared to fight this year. Pacquiao will have another fight this year, and then look forward to maybe fighting two fights with Mayweather next year. I don’t think anybody on Mayweather’s side could commit him now for a fight because you don’t understand how debilitating it is living in prison, eating that kind of food.”
First and foremost, Arum should probably learn the difference between jail and prison, just to prevent himself from sounding unintelligent in the future. Second, it is highly unlikely that Arum has any clue whatsoever about the kind of food that Mayweather Jr. is eating in jail and the conditions that serving time entails.
So far Arum’s record of remotely trying to make the dream fight a reality has been pretty dreadful. Milking the cash cow is what he does best, and of course, that is exactly what he has been doing all this time with Pacquiao.
At some point in time, as soon as Pacquiao starts looking like he is in decline as far as his boxing performance is concerned, Arum will push for the Mayweather Jr. bout, to squeeze the last drop so to say. That time is near, if not already here. Despite the fact that Pacquiao has been winning his fights, he certainly does not look nor perform they way he used to in the not so distant past.
If the Mayweather Jr. fight actually happens in 2013, we have Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley to thank for that, as they would likely be the direct reason for pressing Arum to get the fight with Floyd signed.