Arum speaks: No Pacquiao vs Mayweather, then Cotto, Marquez, Bradley or Rios will happen
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Dec 11, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
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Bob Arum
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing - Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao is Top Ranks' first priority. Not according to me of course, but Bob Arum. In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, Arum the Boxing Promoter for Manny Pacquiao and head of Top Rank, spoke out on how hard he is trying to make "Money" Mayweather vs. "Pacman" Pacquiao a reality. However, Arum was also quick to shoot the names of a list of candidates as a back-up plan, should "Money" vs. "Pacman" not materialize.

Regarding "Money" Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, the fight everyone and their mother wants to see, Arum confirmed to the publication: "That's the priority." Arum went on to add: "We're working on trying to make that a reality. But you have to understand that this isn't the kind of fight you make in 15 minutes. It doesn't work that way. It takes time, and my obligation is to get Manny the best deal possible."

Arum went on to say a fight with "Money" would be great, but he has other fights that would work for Pacquiao, including another rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez or Miguel Cotto.  Arum also dropped the names Timothy Bradley and Brandon Rios as possible foes for Pacquiao.

"If it's with Mayweather, great," Arum told the publication, adding: "If it's not Mayweather, there's another fight with (Juan Manuel) Marquez. (Miguel) Cotto would like a rematch with Manny. Tim Bradley would like to fight him. Maybe Brandon (Rios)."

Also recently quoted in USA Today, Arum in regards to negotiating a deal with "Money" Mayweather's side for a fight with Pacquiao, stated: "Hopefully, we'll be able before the new year to bridge that gap and make that fight happen."

The end of the year is not 15 minutes away, but I still find it hard to even picture both sides coming to terms before 2012 rolls around.  It's a nice pipe dream though... I really just don't think either side it working hard enough to make it happen.  Remember, this is a fight that should have happened years ago... and yet here we still are, dreaming and discussing it.

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