Mayweather to Pacquiao: 'We have to make this fight happen'
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Top Rank boxing promoter Bob Arum has said that the failure to get the fight done is Mayweather’s fault, with Mayweather saying that he is not dealing with Arum.
“Before we leave this sport, of course, we have to make this fight happen,” Mayweather said in the video.
Arum told the Associated Press last week that HBO, which Pacquiao is contracted to, and Showtime, who shows Mayweather’s fight, have agreed on broadcasting the fight. Showtime executives have denied that claim.
Arum also claimed that revenue for the fight had been agreed upon, with a 60-40 split in money going in favor of Mayweather, who could make upwards of $120 million for the proposed May 2 fight.
“I’m thinking that the fight will happen, so hopefully … within one week, though, we can hear from them and fix the fight,” Pacquiao said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Mayweather and Pacquiao have been trying to hammer out details about a fight since the two attended the same Miami Heat basketball game last month. The fighters exchanged numbers and met into the early morning hours at a Miami hotel.
Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) last fought in September, earning a 12-round unanimous decision in his rematch with Marcos Maidana, while Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) won a unanimous-decision victory over Chris Algieri in November.
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