Floyd Mayweather Jr. somehow managed to talk the judge into postponing his jail sentence so that he could fight on his scheduled May 5th date. Despite the injustice, that seemed like good news for fight fans — Floyd and Manny Pacquiao could finally face each other after all. Or not.
Several people, including most notably Oscar De La Hoya, have been saying that Bob Arum is not interested in having Pacquiao face Floyd. The promoter’s latest excuse is that Pacquiao won’t be able to start sparring until April 1st when a cut on his face heals, leaving him with too little time to prepare for a May 5th fight.
Pacquiao, meanwhile, is pushing for a fight with Mayweather to please boxing fans. He told PhilBoxing.com that he is meeting with Bob Arum, and that he’s prepared to tell his promoter that he wants to face Floyd over anyone else.
But Arum has too many excuses.