Would Bob Arum Be Involved In A Pacquiao vs Mayweather Sequel?



Would Bob Arum Be Involved In A Pacquiao vs Mayweather Sequel?

We know that talks are occurring between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. They might fight Dec. 1 in Las Vegas, we hear.

We asked longtime Pacman promoter Bob Arum if he’s going to be involved.

“I’m gonna take a pass,” Arum said on the latest TALKBOX podcast. “Listen, I got nothing against Floyd and Manny fighting again, they think it’ll be a good payday, God love ‘em. We really have a different plan at Top Rank. We’re looking to build the future, fighters of the future. Manny and Floyd represent the past, a glorious past, but the past. That’s not what we’re about.”

Manny and Top Rank worked together to a point, on Manny’s last fight, against Lucas Matthysse, but in limited form. Looks like there won’t be any involvement, perhaps, in the sequel of #MayPac.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.