The much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has supposedly been put to rest. So who’s to blame? If you ask Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum, we can all blame Floyd Mayweather.
“Floyd Mayweather walked away,” Arum said by phone late Wednesday night. “The fight’s off. Our guy was agreeable, Mayweather wasn’t. The fight’s off.”
Arum said he couldn’t discuss the sticking point in the negotiations with retired federal judge Daniel Weinstein in Los Angeles — which Arum said before the mediation began was the drug testing, as well as a demand for an apology from Mayweather’s side for saying that Pacquiao had taken performance-enhancing drugs. But he said, “the fight’s off not because of us, not even because of (Mayweather’s) people —he was represented by Golden Boy Promotions) — it’s because of him personally.
Of course, Arum didn’t stop there. Of course, Arum had to take some parting shots at Mr. “Money” Mayweather. Of course. This is boxing.
“It’s not surprising. I always felt that he wasn’t going to do the fight. He knows Manny will beat him. Mayweather’s never stepped into the ring with a guy he had any question but that he was going to beat.
“That’s why there’s never been a (Shane) Mosley, there’s never been a (Antonio) Margarito, there never was a (Miguel) Cotto, and there’s no Pacquiao.
“Floyd Mayweather is a coward. He will never fight anyone that will remotely give him a tough fight.”
Raise your hand if you agree with Arum. *Raises hand*