On Tuesday night, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao met and exchanged phone numbers during halftime of the Bucks/Heat game in Miami. You probably already know that because a picture of them talking together was all over social media last night. But did you know that they also met privately after the game to talk about their potential fight?
Earlier today, Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz spoke with Boxing Scene and revealed that, shortly after the game ended, Mayweather called Pacquiao and arranged a meeting with him inside of Pacquiao's hotel room. During that meeting, Mayweather "indicated that he was very eager to make the fight happen," according to Koncz, and said that the only issues that he had with the fight were with regards to the broadcasting terms between CBS and Showtime.
"The major discussion revolved around broadcast issues," Koncz said. "Manny and I both told him, 'If those are the only issues, those are simple and we can have those fixed in the morning.' And in fact, I've confirmed that they've been resolved."
Koncz also revealed that, during the meeting, Mayweather contacted Showtime Sports head Stephen Espinoza and had Koncz and Pacquiao speak directly with him.
"Floyd put him on the phone with us," he said. "I told Floyd, and Manny agreed, if those [broadcasting items] are the only issues, then no problem…We can take care of it."
Does this mean that a May 2 fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao is a done deal? Ha. You already know the answer to that. But it is pretty promising to hear that Mayweather and Pacquiao were in the same hotel room last night talking about the terms of their potential fight. If nothing else, they're talking. And that's the first step towards making a fight happen.
[via Boxing Scene]
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