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Don King Says He Can Make the Mayweather-Jr.-vs.-Pacquiao Fight Happen


Promoters have a very important role in the sport of boxing, and that role is to advise and create the right environment for boxers to fight important and entertaining fights, while earning an optimal amount of money. Throughout history, there have been dozens of great promoters, but one name will always stand out when the word promoter and boxing are used together in one sentence: Don King.

We all know King for his ability to persuade boxers to accept fights that they may not have wanted previously; and also for the accusations that some fighters threw at him for lying and stealing share of their money. Say what you say, but Don King can sometimes make things happen that no one thought possible.

In a recent interview, King Stated that he wants to take on the responsibility of making the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-vs.-Manny Pacquiao fight come to fruition. “I’m the only one who can make the anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao,” he said. “With the money, there is no problem. Other [promoters] offer trash to Mayweather and Pacquiao, while I’ll offer a lot of money.”

King and Mayweather appear to be good friends, having been seen together on various occasions. Maybe his relationship with camp Mayweather could possibly help in materializing the fight.



Comment by paul — February 19, 2012 @ 3:10 am

King doesn’t mess around if he can make the fight happen he will unlike bob arum,he is only mannys promoter 2 take most of mannys purse,if he really wanted the fight 2 happen he could have sealed it,which is y Manny has 2 get away from him now rather than later,Manny could easy make more muny than Floyd but he hasn’t and that’s because arum takes the bulk of his purse so let king get involved at get this fight on the road

Comment by junsepara — February 19, 2012 @ 3:57 am

just the same all talk, if king can do it, he would have done it a long time ago, and now this floydiots are shifting the blame on arum, how pathetic can they be??? bob arum is a promoter just like don king, the only difference is, he is white and he is black! but just the same, promoters! the blame should be with scared, coward and using his mouth with so much excuses after excuses gayfraud alone no one else! he is a black negro african racist, who’s forefathers negro slaves themselves who, just because obama is their kind, thinks he is above the law,and uses racism at his convinience because he is black, somebody should do something about it before he creates so much havoc to those decent african americans!!!

Comment by paul — February 19, 2012 @ 10:55 am

Every1 r rite 2 shift the blame on arum,he talked Manny out of the fight saying all the crap about the bigger venue,they would have gotten the same purse and revenue regardless of where it was,through tv rites and merchandise sales don’t let him bullshit his way out of it,I’m a Manny pacquiao fan and a can see rite though arum he could have made the fight but he is wantn a bigger venue 2 get a bigger cut for himself,he doesn’t deserve 1 he is the promoter and its Manny gettin un the ring and risking everyhing,health and legacy 2 the sport true he will go down as a all time great but arum is just after the muny he said he wanted it but all the time he was working 2wards Bradley a in house fighter wae top rank,just because arum has a rift with Floyd doesn’t give him any rite 2 stop Manny making his biggest purse and making boxing history,arum has made his name and millions so y he just let Manny do the same and also scalp Floyd mayweather while doing so

Comment by Arnold — February 20, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

Are you all not listening or reading the news? THIS FIGHT WILL NEVER HAPPEN BECAUSE FLOYD WILL NEVER ACCEPT 50/50 SPLIT? She wanted 70/30 or at best 65/35. WHO DOES FLOYD THINKS HE IS? MANNY PACQUIAO? Why would you think Manny will accept less? ASK YOURSELF? A CONVICT VERSUS A CONGRESSMAN AND THE CONVICT WANTS MORE. ASK YOURSELF??? It’s not about the money, it’s PRIDE AND PRINCIPLE! This time the good will win!

Comment by RLL — February 21, 2012 @ 3:44 am

If you guys read the article on, initially floydiots offer to Pacman $40 million guaranteed, but NO PPV….MayNever said to Pacman to be happy with the offer, NO PPV…Floydiot’s head has no brain…ONLY MONEY…Can you believe that? NO PPV…that’s downright Bullcrap!

Comment by Bill t — February 21, 2012 @ 3:51 am

We all know that bob arum is the puppet master. And pacquiao is his follower. Manny doesn’t have the spine to stand up for himself, easy to get manipulated by these two morons arum & koncz. I’m a pacquiao fan but after all this things happening around boxing world I’m starting to lost all my interest all this publicity stunt, & drama they’re starting to look like WWE

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