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Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao In 2015?
– The hype train has picked up some steam again and it’s that time of year to hope and pray for amicable negotiations between Floyd Mayweather
(47-0, 26 KOs) and his former promoter’s (Bob Arum
) prized superstar, Emmanuel Pacquiao
(57-5-2, 38 KOs). But just like four years ago, don’t hold your breath.
MIFFED MASSES CAN’T SEE FOREST FOR THE TREES
Since it’s impossible to know what’s really going on behind the scenes, all the fans and media have to rely on are persistent rumors and sound bites. But these things can only offer up parts of the truth and ultimately will leave most up to imagination. This is where indignant opinions and heated debates are sparked from the embers of an overdue fire that continuously burns out.
ARUM KEEPS PEOPLE HANGING ON
Anyone privy to Pacquiao’s promoter, Arum and his blurts about the obstacles facing a potential mega bout assume that Floyd Mayweather is simply full of excuses and never wanted to face Pacquiao. But is that based on evidence, or is it Arum painting an eloquent picture? Could it be, that Arum has simply designed a narrative to keep Manny as a valuable commodity within his own stable of fighters and a loss to Floyd is equivalent to letting the cat out of the bag.
MASSA’ BOB KEEPS PAC ON SHORT LEASH
Manny Pacquiao is Bob Arums most valuable commodity, he’s marketable, like able and has become a real people’s champion in his native Philippines and other parts of the world. This is certainly not a commodity Arum wishes to lose and like any savvy business man, he’s keeping him and the money close. In boxing, it is only at the point when a commodity loses its value.
NOBODY AT TOP RANK READY FOR TOP SLOT
Although Manny’s star power has dimmed in recent years, he is still by far the biggest name under the Top Rank promotional banner. Arum’s insisted over the years that his guy is capable of defeating Floyd Jr. But instead of doing all he could to make the fight, it appears that Bob has simply leveraged Mayweather’s alleged fear to boost the status of the superstar Pinoy.
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