Even though they're both getting close to the ends of their respective careers right now, there's still talk about the possibility of a Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight sometime in the near future. Boxing promoter Bob Arum talked to the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday and he revealed that, at the moment, there are representatives from both Showtime/CBS and HBO trying to make the fight happen. Obviously, they haven't come to any type of agreement about a fight just yet. But Arum said that, at the very least, they're talking about it—which is why he thinks the fight will take place in early 2015.
"Both networks want this fight to happen," he said. "All signs seem to point to the fight happening early next year."
Arum also said that he knows that the fight has to get done soon if it's going to get done at all.
"There is a sell-by date, where it becomes, 'Who cares?' It has to happen by the first six months of next year," he said. "And if it happens, there should be a provision with a different percentage for the rematch. So that the winner is rewarded for winning the fight."
We've been hearing about the possibility of a Mayweather/Pacquiao fight for years now, so we're skeptical about this latest news. We're also not so sure we actually want to see the match anymore. Both guys are creeping up on 40 now and, while Mayweather is still undefeated, Pacquiao has seen better days. So we'll definitely keep an eye out for new developments about this match, but we won't hold our breath waiting for it to happen.
[via Sports Illustrated]