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May 2 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Vs. Manny Pacquiao Date Nixed — Disrespectful To Mexicans, Says Bob Arum



Floyd Mayweather, Jr. wants to finally fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2 of 2015. Pacquiao’s Hall of Fame trainer, Freddie Roach, also believes May 2 is the best date for the fight.

“It needs to happen for both guys,” Roach said in a recent interview, throwing his support behind the May 2 date, the next open slot on Mayweather’s calendar in his six-fight, $200 million deal with pay cable network Showtime. “I think we waited long enough.”

But surprise, surprise — there’s already an issue with that date. The objection comes from Pacquiao’s own promoter, the veteran boxing impresario, Bob Arum. It seems that Arum, who also promoted Mayweather for the first 10 years of the pound-for-pound king’s career, feels that the May 2 date should be reserved for Mexican fighters only.

“May 2, that Cinco De Mayo weekend, is a Mexican holiday. It is a big Mexican-American holiday. It’s a fight date being talked about for Mayweather, Pacquiao, even Cotto, but they’re not Mexicans or even Mexican-Americans,” Arum told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper in a recent interview. “The only Mexican who is a draw on that date is Canelo.”...

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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 28 Dec 2014

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

We should only talk about the fight when it's actually happening. Not before.
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jermaine's Photo jermaine 28 Dec 2014

We're going to end up with Cotto fmj on May 2nd
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simba's Photo simba 28 Dec 2014

Any Mexicans and or Mexican/Americans here on the pound agree with Uncle Bob?
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Riiiiight, Arum. Or could it just be that him being Cotto's promoter, is trying to make sure Cotto gets his fight on May 2 against Canelo. Floyd-Pac is gonna do big numbers, regardless of when they fight.
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View PostBABABOOEY, on 28 December 2014 - 03:57 PM, said:

Riiiiight, Arum. Or could it just be that him being Cotto's promoter, is trying to make sure Cotto gets his fight on May 2 against Canelo. Floyd-Pac is gonna do big numbers, regardless of when they fight.
Same goes for cotto vs canelo, but cotto's camp has said their holding out for floyd in case he doesn't get the pac fight. We all know he's going to get a much larger share of the pot.
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View Postsimba, on 28 December 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

Any Mexicans and or Mexican/Americans here on the pound agree with Uncle Bob?
Mexicans are just as anxious to see the match up as any other nationality or race. Bob Marley Arum is high as fuk when he says this shiit.

While i mostly agree that Floyd is the leading cause as to the fight not happening, i hope others can at least now acknowledge the road blocks Arum/pac put up as well.

From day one, Arum didnt want this fight. Hell, he even admitted it.

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View PostBABABOOEY, on 28 December 2014 - 03:57 PM, said:

Riiiiight, Arum. Or could it just be that him being Cotto's promoter, is trying to make sure Cotto gets his fight on May 2 against Canelo. Floyd-Pac is gonna do big numbers, regardless of when they fight.
Arum is NOT the promoter of Cotto. Cotto vs Canelo could go off on May 2nd and Arum could have zero to do with it. Arum is still trying to protect his investment in Pac. And/or is just simply reluctant to work with Floyd.

I hope now the Pac nuthuggers can admit to the problem Arum is in these negotiations. If it was Floyd saying May 2nd is for Mexicans only, you faggits would be trying to eat him alive. Faggits.
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View Postrayajr, on 28 December 2014 - 04:37 PM, said:

Arum is NOT the promoter of Cotto. Cotto vs Canelo could go off on May 2nd and Arum could have zero to do with it. Arum is still trying to protect his investment in Pac. And/or is just simply reluctant to work with Floyd.

I hope now the Pac nuthuggers can admit to the problem Arum is in these negotiations. If it was Floyd saying May 2nd is for Mexicans only, you faggits would be trying to eat him alive. Faggits.
Someone has a deep problem. :(
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Did you get Burritoed?
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Quote "Arum is NOT the promoter of Cotto. Cotto vs Canelo could go off on May 2nd and Arum could have zero to do with it. Arum is still trying to protect his investment in Pac. And/or is just simply reluctant to work with Floyd.

I hope now the Pac nuthuggers can admit to the problem Arum is in these negotiations. If it was Floyd saying May 2nd is for Mexicans only, you faggits would be trying to eat him alive. Faggits"

Haven't Arum and Cotto been working together on a fight by fight basis his last few fights?
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View PostBABABOOEY, on 28 December 2014 - 09:03 PM, said:

Quote "Arum is NOT the promoter of Cotto. Cotto vs Canelo could go off on May 2nd and Arum could have zero to do with it. Arum is still trying to protect his investment in Pac. And/or is just simply reluctant to work with Floyd.

I hope now the Pac nuthuggers can admit to the problem Arum is in these negotiations. If it was Floyd saying May 2nd is for Mexicans only, you faggits would be trying to eat him alive. Faggits"

Haven't Arum and Cotto been working together on a fight by fight basis his last few fights?
Cotto has Canelo and Floyd knocking on his door. Big money no matter who he chooses. Don't matter if he's used Arum in the past. He sure as fuk don't need him now.

Arum is still stalling, plain and simple. First he didn't want Pac taking the tests, then he needed a new stadium, later Pac's cuts wouldn't heal in time, now May 2nd is disrespectful. As if Mexicans ain't looking forward to Floyd-Pac.

Arum, want to respect the MexIcans? Give us the fight the whole world wants, and make it asap. Thanks in advance.
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View Postrayajr, on 28 December 2014 - 09:10 PM, said:


Cotto has Canelo and Floyd knocking on his door. Big money no matter who he chooses. Don't matter if he's used Arum in the past. He sure as fuk don't need him now.

Arum is still stalling, plain and simple. First he didn't want Pac taking the tests, then he needed a new stadium, later Pac's cuts wouldn't heal in time, now May 2nd is disrespectful. As if Mexicans ain't looking forward to Floyd-Pac.

Arum, want to respect the MexIcans? Give us the fight the whole world wants, and make it asap. Thanks in advance.
MANE stop telling troofs nigga. Me gonna smokes dirty greens for ya cuz. Deez niggas ain't hearing da troof even wen Freddie said it dey fault ane Arizona said it be Pac fault to cuz
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View Postrayajr, on 28 December 2014 - 09:10 PM, said:


Cotto has Canelo and Floyd knocking on his door. Big money no matter who he chooses. Don't matter if he's used Arum in the past. He sure as fuk don't need him now.

Arum is still stalling, plain and simple. First he didn't want Pac taking the tests, then he needed a new stadium, later Pac's cuts wouldn't heal in time, now May 2nd is disrespectful. As if Mexicans ain't looking forward to Floyd-Pac.

Arum, want to respect the MexIcans? Give us the fight the whole world wants, and make it asap. Thanks in advance.
^^^ Dis messican here one of the realest posters on the board (save chavez Jr.)

Respect, nuggah
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View Postrayajr, on 28 December 2014 - 09:10 PM, said:

Cotto has Canelo and Floyd knocking on his door. Big money no matter who he chooses. Don't matter if he's used Arum in the past. He sure as fuk don't need him now.

Arum is still stalling, plain and simple. First he didn't want Pac taking the tests, then he needed a new stadium, later Pac's cuts wouldn't heal in time, now May 2nd is disrespectful. As if Mexicans ain't looking forward to Floyd-Pac.

Arum, want to respect the MexIcans? Give us the fight the whole world wants, and make it asap. Thanks in advance.
This shit is crumbling all around everyone who thinks Arum and Pac are guiltless. While I'm not saying FMJ isn't guilty in some sense, most act like Arum and Pac have been relentless in trying to make this fight happen for 5 long years and that's just straight up BULLSHIT! In situations like this, when it seems FMJ's back is against the wall, he always seems to land on his feet much like a cat. My guess is, if this persists, he'll end up fighting Cotto, on May 2nd, freezing his enemies out and making himself and Cotto a lot of money.
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