LAS VEGAS — After 17 years and millions of dollars in pay-per-view sales, it appears legendary promoter Bob Arum is out of the Manny Pacquiao business.
Floyd Mayweather’s attempt to break the internet early Saturday by posting a video of himself Manny Pacquiao meeting at a music festival in Tokyo and teasing a possible December rematch left many wondering whether the news was real.
Hours later, the Top Rank chairman revealed the fight very well might come to fruition. That doesn’t mean the 86-year-old Hall of Famer wants any part of it.
“Listen to me. I will not be involved in that fight, period. At all,” Arum said. “Let other people do it. God love them, let them make money. It’s not for me. I want to devote my time and effort to guys who are in the prime of their careers like [Vasiliy] Lomachenko, [Terence] Crawford, Jose Ramirez, Oscar Valdez; I ain’t got time for that shit.”
Pacquiao’s promotional deal with Top Rank expired following his July 15 knockout of Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia, although the news was never made public. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), who turns 40 in December, recently underwent negotiations with Top Rank but a deal was never signed. During that period, Pacquiao posted a complaint about his longtime promoter on Instagram and later removed it,
Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/news/bob-arum-wants-no-part-of-floyd-mayweather-vs-manny-pacquiao-rematch-i-aint-got-time-for-that/
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