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Mayweather vs. Pacquaio: Richard Schaefer Joins "Bob Arum Is a Liar" Bandwagon

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 6: Richard Schaefer smiles while speaking to the crowd during a press conference for the upcoming fight between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson at the W Hotel on October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
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Vitali SCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2011

Richard Schaefer has officially joined that “Bob Arum is a liar” bandwagon, Robert Morales reveals at BoxingScene.com.

Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, didn't mince words, emphatically stating Arum has been lying about the ongoing Mayweather vs. Pacquiao negotiations. Despite Arum's assurances, Morales writes, "there is not one bit of negotiating currently taking place" for the potential biggest money-making fight in history, according to Schaefer.

"Who the hell gives a [expletive] about Bob Arum?" said Schaefer in a recent interview. "He can say whatever he wants. I'm astonished that some media members still give credibility to what comes out of his mouth. He's such a liar.”

“He is probably doing it to fool Pacquiao, to make him think there is something going on. There is nothing going on," he added.

So many stores are out there, with so many voices telling those stories, yet no solid proof of either. Are the talks real, or is Arum simply trying to lead on Pacquaio, the media and boxing fans? I have no idea.

Sure there are too many people out there enraged at Arum and his ways, but so far, I have no real, concrete reason to believe Schaefer any more than I would Arum. Yes, I do believe that Arum is the main roadblock to the proposed fight, but I don’t think that he is purposefully delaying it with all his might. 

If this was all true, I would hope that Pacquiao would catch on and try to figure out what was truly going on, unless he himself is siding with Arum on his actions.

Whether it’s Arum, Schaefer, Pacquiao or Mayweather Jr., we will likely never find out and it almost doesn’t matter.

Though there are internal disagreements—all but guaranteed to be money-related—I am confident they will soon be settled, and minutiae agreed upon. Nobody lets $100 million dollars go that easy.

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