Manny Pacquiao won’t fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. until November at the earliest, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said Monday.
Arum said Mayweather is trying to stage his next fight May 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas without promising Pacquiao a 50-50 split of fight revenue. As a result, Mayweather “isn’t in the picture” as Arum plans Pacquiao’s next fight for June 9.
“They don’t want to fight in late May,” Arum said of the Mayweather camp. “It’s dead for May, so we should … let Mayweather fight someone else May 5 and we’ll fight someone else June 9, and then let’s get a signed contract for [Mayweather-Pacquiao] in November. That’s a win-win for everybody.”
However, there remains deep skepticism the super-fight will ever happen, given the long-standing animosity among Arum, Mayweather and the fighter’s advisor, Al Haymon.
Full story: Bob Arum says Mayweather-Pacquiao won’t happen in the spring