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Floyd: Pacquiao must leave Arum for Manny-Money to happen

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He’s right there with a many of the glittering talents who’ve graced the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem in the last century. Floyd Mayweather has “it,” that charisma which forces people, love him or loathe him, to pay attention to him.

Thousands of folks waited outside the theater on Tuesday to gain entrance to see “Money” talk up his May 5 Las Vegas clash with 154 pound champ Miguel Cotto, the Puerto Rican ace who has held crowns in three weight divisions.

Once inside, several hundred fans made their presence felt — noisily — making it hard at times to concentrate on the goings on.

But my mind drifted during the presser anyway. As I heard Mayweather talk about what a stern test Cotto is, and how his lengthy run at the top of the heap comes from his loyalty to hard work, I found myself pondering a fight that won’t happen on May 5 … or maybe at all. The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao showdown.

Of course, I asked the requisite questions, because that’s only fair and righteous. It wouldn’t be decent to Cotto to act as if he had no shot against Mayweather, and this exercise is merely an appetizer until we get to the main course. But, nothwithstanding how Cotto looked on Dec. 3 at MSG against Antonio Margarito, and how it looks like he’s had a happy fire lit under him by Cuban trainer Pedro Diaz, I do think he’s in over his head on May 5.

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Comment by kilo — February 28, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

FLOYD MAYWEATHER SAYS: “The only way I think a fight the guy with three losses and I-don’t-know-how-many draws, the only way that fight happens is he has to leave Bob Arum. And I’m not telling him to leave, because I know how the media is — they take your words and screw them up. They make it the way they want to make it.”

Comment by kilo — February 29, 2012 @ 7:39 am

Floyd Mayweather now tells Pacquiao “$30 million with no back end pay.” So now it went from $40 to $30 million. Guess he never wanted the fight to begin with.

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