Boxing: Bob Arum and Don King Are Up To Something

Troy SparksColumnistMarch 11, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14:  Boxing promotor Bob Arum looks on at a press conference to promote the  Manny Pacquiao v Shane Mosley fight at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on February 14, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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You see Bob Arum and Don King everywhere.

They're in press conferences and trying to pretend to be nice in public.

The two men are the two best promoters in the fight game. They can really sell a fight when they have quality fighters to push to hungry fight fans.

They want us to see the positive sides of them, but deep inside, Arum and King are snakes, or wolves in sheep's clothing.

We don't want Arum and King to act like they're buddy old chums in public. It doesn't matter that they have mutual respect for each other.

I don't want to know about Arum and King's buddy-pal act. Since they're seen together, why don't they plan to get Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to agree to fight?

According to a Twitter message I saw, King will talk to Mayweather to "advise" him to make a logical decision. 

When has Floyd Mayweather made an educated or sensible decision in the last 10 months?

If King talks to Mayweather, he should tell the idle boxer that there's some unfinished business to tend to. I thought Mayweather and King had that deal hashed out over a big lobster. 

All King has to do is unload a suitcase full of money with a contract in it, and Mayweather will come to his senses.

King is sometimes wishy-washy in which fighters he stands behind. He called Mayweather the best inactive fighter and Pacquiao the best active fighter right now.

Now, let's review what boxing fans want Arum and King to do: get together and make this superfight happen.