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Manny Pacquiao won’t leave Bob Arum for Floyd Mayweather fight

pacquiao-arumOne of the biggest impediments for a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight is promoter Bob Arum. Not only did Arum come up with every excuse possible to block such a fight from happening when the fight was most in demand, but Mayweather despises Arum and refuses to do business with him. Mayweather even told Fight Hype recently that he will not do business with Arum.

Though he really wants a fight with Floyd and the money that comes with it, Pacquiao says he will not leave Arum’s Top Rank Promotions to increase the chances of him getting a fight with Floyd.

“Floyd Mayweather Jr. never runs out of excuses just to avoid fighting me. If I leave Top Rank, there’s no guarantee the fight would push through,” Pacquiao said in an interview with the Inquirer.

“So, why should I leave Top Rank? Just to make Pacquiao-Mayweather fight happen? No way.”

Pacquiao also said the promotional group you’re with shouldn’t prevent a fight from happening and that there shouldn’t be any “lame excuses” to block things.

A few years ago, Mayweather asked Pacquiao if he wanted to leave Top Rank to join Floyd’s “The Money Team” promotion. Pacquiao declined.

In recent weeks, Mayweather has mocked Pacquiao for his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez and for his tax problems. Clearly Pacquiao has not been impressed with Floyd’s behavior.

“When Floyd Mayweather was jailed for domestic violence, I prayed for him. Did you ever hear me say anything bad against him? I did not insult him while he was down and inside the prison cell. Instead, I prayed to God to change his heart,” Pacquiao said to the Inquirer.

He makes a good point, and that is the big difference between the two. Pacquiao is humble and has a big heart. His charitable ways have even threatened to ruin his fortune. Contrarily, likes to mock opponents and show off his wealth. The two couldn’t be more different, which is another reason the potential fight between them was so enticing.

Adrien Broner, Marcos Maidana will rematch; fight likely for April

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Just on Wednesday Adrien Broner was tweeting about his desire to fight Marcos Maidana again after suffering his only career loss to the Argentine last month. Well it sounds like he will get his wish.

According to ESPN boxing reporter Dan Rafael, Broner has picked up his option for a rematch with Maidana. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told Rafael the rematch is likely to happen in April and air on Showtime.

Schaefer says the fight will likely take place on April 19 or 26 at either the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., or the Alamadome in San Antonio, which was the site of the December fight between the men.

Maidana, who is 35-3 with 31 KOs in his career, dropped Broner twice in their fight and won by unanimous decision.

One other note about this rematch taking place in April is that likely means Floyd Mayweather will end up facing Amir Khan in May. Because of his big win over Broner and overall knockout power, Maidana was considered a candidate to face Floyd, but this takes him out of the running.

We like Maidana to win the rematch as well.

Adrien Broner only wants to fight Marcos Maidana next

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Adrien Broner was totally embarrassed in his loss to Marcos Maidana last month, but at least he’s taking the right attitude going forward.

Broner was knocked down twice in the fight and lost by unanimous decision for his first career defeat. Now 27-1, Broner says the only fight he wants next is a rematch with Maidana. Check out the tweets he sent on Wednesday:

Maidana indicated after the fight that he would be open to a rematch, so it’s quite possible that we see one. But will Broner make good on his word? Will the rematch work out differently? I have my doubts. Broner looked grossly outclassed by Maidana in that fight.

Amir Khan waiting on Floyd Mayweather to sign contract for fight

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Amir Khan has been tabbed as the likely next opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr., and the Brit says he has even signed a contract for the fight. The only problem is he is waiting on Floyd to sign the deal.

“I am the one who signed the contract, I’ve signed my part of the contract, they’ve not signed theirs,” Khan told the Daily Mail. “If he wants to fight Amir Khan then he should sign it.”

Mayweather is scheduled to fight on May 3 in Las Vegas, but his opponent has not yet been announced.

Earlier this month, the Khan-Mayweather fight was said to be a done deal, with an announcement likely to come in the near future. It’s been weeks since then, making us wonder what’s going on.

In recent weeks, Floyd has been on a publicity campaign. He took a shot at Manny Pacquiao in his “Christmas card,” and then he took shots at Pac-Man, Khan and Marcos Maidana, all of whom are considered to be his potential opponents.

Is Floyd balking at signing his contract with Khan because he is exploring the possibilities of fighting Maidana or Manny? I think he is just waiting for the right time to sign the deal and make the announcement. All of his recent crap talking over social media has helped build some buzz around his next opponent, so it’s natural for him to make an announcement soon. I think the delay is just a matter of timing.

Floyd Mayweather gave Shantel Jackson enough diamonds to sink a cruise ship

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Remember those rumors over the summer about Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his fiancee Shantel Jackson breaking up? Floyd has since said publicly that the two are still together and planning to get married. On Friday, he gave us an example of a picture being worth a thousand words.

In this instance, the items in the pictures are worth millions of dollars. Mayweather posted two photos on Instagram of the massive diamonds he bought for Jackson. On her right hand, Jackson was sporting a 25 carat yellow diamond ring and a 50 carat yellow diamond bracelet. This was on her other hand:

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Freddie Roach roasts Floyd Mayweather Sr., says he looks like ‘Predator’

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The trash talking regarding Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao doesn’t only go one way.

Floyd has been active on social media the past week talking all kinds of trash. Prior to Christmas, he sent out his “Christmas card” that totally ripped Pacquiao. A few days later, Floyd shared a photo on Twitter of a guy who he said looked like a cross between Pac-Man and Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach:

I have to admit, that guy does look like Roach.

Well Freddie wasn’t about to let Floyd make him look like a dufus without so much as a response. He took a shot at Floyd’s dad and trainer, Floyd Sr., by comparing the man to “Predator”:

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Floyd Mayweather jabs Manny Pacquiao, Marcos Maidana and Amir Khan on Instagram

Let the Floyd Mayweather Jr. crap talking commence.

Mayweather (or whatever assistant runs his Instagram account) spent part of Christmas posting photos on Instagram mocking his potential opponents.

There was this photo of him knocking out Amir Khan.

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“Just imagine what Amir “Con Artist” will get if his name gets picked in the Mayweather sweepstakes,” the caption said.

Khan is likely to be Mayweather’s next opponent for his May fight.

Then there was this photo of him deckin Marcos Maidana in the face:

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