Bob Arum: Mayweather Not Anxious To Fight Pacquiao

Recently Floyd Mayweather said he’s getting back in the ring on May 5th, and many speculate that his opponent is Manny Pacquiao. However, according to Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, that’s not the case. In fact, Arum tells EsNewsReporting that if Mayweather really wants to fight Pacquiao, he should “at least talk to the man.”

When asked if the fight will ever go down, Arum said he doesn’t believe Mayweather wants to fight Pacquiao. “The people around Floyd want it to happen because there’s obviously a lot of money involved , but I don’t think Floyd is so anxious for the fight to happen,” Arum said.  

Arum promoted Mayweather for 11 years and says he knows that the fighter is an expert in boxing. At the same time, Arum thinks that’s exactly why he won’t fight Pacquiao. ” He understand boxing and he knows the difficulty he would have with Manny’s style , now that Manny is a two handed fighter,” said Arum.