It feels like we've been here before. Thisclose to having the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight on the boxing schedule and then—voila!—watching it disappear before our very eyes because of some minor disagreement over the terms of the fight or the money split or whatever. So we don't want to get your hopes up too high. But according to Top Rank promoter Bob Arum—who just spoke with the New York Post—the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight should be finalized in "the next couple days" thanks to the meeting that Mayweather and Pacquiao had earlier this week.
"Everybody is doing the right thing," Arum revealed. "We're looking to complete the paperwork. Everything is moving in the right direction. Hopefully, the next couple of days it will get done."
The use of the word "hopefully" there scares us. A lot. But Arum said that the meeting that Mayweather and Pacquiao had earlier this week really helped move things along and that all that the two sides need to do now is come to an agreement with regards to Time Warner/HBO and CBS/Showtime putting on a joint pay-per-view for the fight.
"It helped a lot [when Mayweather and Pacquiao met] because we were all putting papers together, and there was still a question as to whether Floyd really wanted to do the fight or not," Arum said. "Based on the meeting with Pacquiao in the hotel suite, Manny and [Pacquiao adviser] Michael Koncz were convinced Floyd absolutely wants to do the fight."
So there you go. This fight might happen after all. Hopefully.
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