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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to Fight Manny Pacquiao for $300 M in 2014?
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to Fight Manny Pacquiao for $300 M in 2014?

Nov 24 2013, 8:46pm CST | by

In the aftermath of Manny Pacquiao's stirring 12-round conquest of Brandon Rios on Nov. 23, multiple reports have it the former could very well face Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in 2014 for a whopping $300 million.

Could the much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao dream bout possibly come to fruition in 2014? For a whopping $300 million, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum thinks so. He spoke with ESPN UK...

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to Fight Manny Pacquiao for $300 M in 2014?

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In the aftermath of Manny Pacquiao's stirring 12-round conquest of Brandon Rios on Nov. 23, multiple reports have it the former could very well face Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in 2014 for a whopping $300 million.

Could the much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao dream bout possibly come to fruition in 2014?

For a whopping $300 million, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum thinks so.

He spoke with ESPN UK on Nov. 22 and said this could happen should they finally come to terms with Mayweather, Jr.'s camp.

"On our side the answer is 'yes,' (the fight can be made in 2014) we're very open to it.

"There are ways it can get done, they have to dumb down the rhetoric, we are prepared to dumb down the rhetoric and get it done. 

"There is no real impediment to having that fight happen whether it will or not depends completely on the Mayweather side. I can see it happening but I can't predict that it will happen because it takes two to tango." 

However, in spite of Arum's optimism, the mega fight materializing may be a far-fetched possibility,"considering the bad blood on both sides," according to Philippine news portal ABS-CBN.  

The report cites Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix, who says the fight won't happen. 

"Let's get this out of the way right now: A Floyd Mayweather fight isn't happening.

"Money and politics scuttled any chance of that fight long ago. Moreover, making that fight right now, after years of frustrating excuses from both sides, would be insulting."

Bryan Campbell of ESPN, who cites Pacuiao's recent conquest of Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios on Nov. 23, is just as pessimistic

"There's no question Pacquiao's comeback victory likely reopens the conversations regarding the outcry for him to finally face Floyd Mayweather. Unfortunately, we aren't any closer politically than we were during the original the fight should have been made." 

Campbell's colleague, boxing expert Dan Rafael, points out that even if the fight does happen, it wouldn't be what it could have been three years ago.

"Make no mistake, even if they do fight one day, it will never be what it should have been in early 2010, when the proposed bout was being planned before falling apart over Mayweather's drug-testing demands. That's when the fight was red-hot and might have generated three million pay-per-view buys in a dream match between the world's top two fighters.

"But even now, with Mayweather out of interesting opponents and Pacquiao in decline (although seemingly back on track and without any obvious opponent), the match is once again the most compelling fight in boxing.

"There are huge issues, of course. Pacquiao is represented by Top Rank and fights on HBO. Mayweather does business with Golden Boy, has a contract with Showtime and despises Arum (his former promoter)."

Rafael rules out Pacquiao's potential rematch with Rios, who got beaten decisively in Macau. If Mayweather continues to be elusive, Pac Man could wind up facing either Timothy Bradley or Ruslan Provodnikov. 

With this, even if there are 300 million good reasons for Mayweather and Pacquiao to square off, it's really all up to the two sides to iron things out so they can finally give the fans what they have long been craving for. 

 

 

 
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Roger Mayweather explains the one thing boxing fans should know about the sport

Sep 18 2014 10:47am CDT | Source: bad left hook

I'm not sure why I'm posting this - maybe just because I got a laugh out of it. But here Roger Mayweather tells fans the one thing they should know about boxing: "When you start throwing [expletive] punches, them punches are gonna land. And when they land, them punches may f*#k you up!" That's perhaps the most astute boxing observation one could hope f ...
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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Sep 16 2014 12:03am CDT | Source: fight news

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, a few of the fighters from the “Mayhem” card spoke with repo ...
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What's the over/under on how many brawls will occur at the venue at a Mayweather vs. Pac fight? lol

Sep 15 2014 10:45pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

If 2 fights break out in the lobby for Mayweather vs. Maidana II, I mean there's guaranteed brawling at a Mayweather vs. Pac fight! You get more fights for your ticket. submitted by filifunk [link] [commen ...
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Question on Mayweather vs Pac, try not to circlejerk.

Sep 15 2014 5:07pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

Without the Mayweather hate and the Pac Circlejerk please. Serious question. Why does everyone think Pac can beat Mayweather when Floyd dominated Marquez so thoroughly? subm ...
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'Countdown:' Watch Mayweather vs Maidana 2 live stream online for free

Sep 13 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: MMAmania.com

Check out a free online live stream of the "Mayweather vs. Maidana 2" countdown show that will air just one hour before (7 p.m. ET) the "Mayhem" pay-per-view (PPV) event is scheduled to start later tonight (Sept. 13, 2014) from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las ...
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How do you think Mayweather will be remembered after he retires??

Sep 13 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

With tonight's fight coming up, I was just thinking about this. So many people want to see Mayweather lose, do you think he will be remembered with the greats if he loses?? Or if Mayweather retires undefeated, people are always going to say he cherry picked his opponents and did not fight the best. (prime Racquiao) ...
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Mayweather Maidana Event Scheduling

Sep 13 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: reddit boxing

Total newbie question: For tonight's Mayweather fight, when they say 830pm time, does that mean there will be fights beforehand the big one? What time can I expect the Mayweather Maidana fight to start around? I intend to watch some of the other matches if there are some, but I'm at another sporting event at 7, so whatever time allows. Thanks! submitted by ApolloWith ...
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