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Pacquiao not leaving Arum for Mayweather bout

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Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum. File Photo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Goodbye megabout?

World boxing eight-division champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao said he won’t leave Top Rank Promotions just to seal a highly anticipated bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“Floyd Mayweather Jr. never runs out of excuses just to avoid fighting me. If I leave Top Rank, there’s no guarantee the fight would push through,” Pacquiao said in an interview with the Inquirer.

“So, why should I leave Top Rank? Just to make Pacquiao-Mayweather fight happen? No way.”

Pacquiao also called out Mayweather, telling the undefeated American a fight can be made even if the Filipino remains with Top Rank.

“The promotional company where I am in should not be made an issue. If this is the fight the world boxing fans want, let’s do it regardless of which promotional outfit we belong. There should be no lame excuses,” Pacquiao said.

Pacquiao bared that when Mayweather called him up a few years back, the latter asked him to leave Top Rank and join in his own promotional firm, The Mayweather Promotions.

“I told him I’m staying with Top Rank. I’m not interested to join his promotional outfit,” Pacquiao said.

The Filipino ring icon also advised Mayweather to stop insulting him or other boxers.

“When Floyd Mayweather was jailed for domestic violence, I prayed for him. Did you ever hear me say anything bad against him? I did not insult him while he was down and inside the prison cell. Instead, I prayed to God to change his heart,” Pacquiao bared.

On the other hand, Mayweather, Pacquiao said, would not stop making insults about his loss to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.

“Floyd Mayweather keeps on insulting me for that knockout. We are not perfect. We all commit mistakes. I made a big mistake during my last fight with Marquez,” Pacquiao said.

“It was both a humbling and learning experience, Pacquiao said of the loss to Marquez. “It has even made me a better and stronger person.”


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Tags: Bob Arum , Boxing , floyd mayweather jr. showtime , Juan Manuel Marquez , Manny Pacquiao , Sports , The Mayweather Promotions , Top Rank Promotions

  • street vendor

    it’s very easy to say that mayweather is running away from pacquiao… but can’t you imagine that it was pacquiao who was running away from real competition against coming-from-win reigning champions at their legitimate maximum weight division?!?!

    pacquiao fought cotto at catchweight 145 pounds for his 147 pounds championship belt; then challenged cotto again to defend cotto’s 154 pounds championship belt at catchweight 150 pounds!!!!

    when did pacquiao last fought a coming-from-win reigning champion at legitimate weight… can you still remember???

    coming-from-win against coming-from-loss non-title-holder bloated lightweight fighter rios, non-title-holder pacquiao has nothing to lose if the fight against mayweather will be made now, whereas mayweather had everything to lose… thus pacquiao must prove himself: win a championship belt against the other reigning welterweight champions first before thinking of the mayweather fight!!!!!

  • stealth ice

    Very well said Manny. You did not make excuses. You acceptance of defeat made you win your latest fight. The only way you can seal the fight with Floyd if you will call him coward on the air. For sure he will be challenge by that since he has a big ego.

    • street vendor

      cowardice was running away from real competition against the coming-from-win reigning champions and feasting against coming-from-loss non-title-holder former champions instead… when did pacquiao last fought a coming-from-win reigning champion????

    • Guest

      the coming-from-devastating 6th round knock out-loss pacquiao winning against the coming-from-loss non-title-holder bloated lightweight fighter rios didn’t proved anything… thus pacquiao courting for a mayweather fight is just for theatrics to be in the boxing news again!!!

  • lufthansa49

    Just ignore this coward. Gayweather is now in his native Africa & will remain there forever.

    • street vendor

      it should be pacquiao who should be called a coward for continuously running away from real competition against the coming-from-win reigning champions and feasting against coming-from-loss non-title-holder former champions… when did pacquiao last fought a coming-from-win reigning champion????



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