Are you really surprised by the headline of this post? We're not quite sure who to believe here. But, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, who handles negotiating the terms of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s fights, there will not be a fight between Money May and Manny Pacquiao anytime soon. In fact, it sounds like Pac Man's camp has already started negotiating a fourth fight between him and Juan Manuel Marquez, who he beat on Saturday night. And, as a result, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank is not interested in sitting down and trying to negotiate a Mayweather/Pacquiao megafight.
"I am sick and tired of Bob Arum twisting the truth," says Schaefer. "The truth of the matter is that we received this afternoon an email from retired federal judge Daniel Weinstein, who has informed us that Top Rank is pursuing a rematch with Marquez and, therefore, is not interested in immediate talks for a possible Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. This is obviously as clear as it can be that they have no intentions of making a Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. Therefore, Floyd Mayweather will have no other choice than to move on and identify and lock in another opponent for his ring return on May 5."
Like we said, are you really surprised to hear this? 'Cause, we aren't. Maybe 2013 will be better for you, guys? Sigh.
[via Sports Illustrated]
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