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Bob Arum has a scheme, or at least he imagine he does, that can ultimately get Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in the same ring instead of continuing boxing's most infuriating standoff. In between highly lamentable comments with borderline racist undertones, Arum laid it all out in the clearest of terms. "The only people that can make Floyd Mayweather fight Manny is the public, if they boycott the nonsense on May 3," shout Arum at the press conference subsequent Pacquiao's unanimous decision triumph in his rematch against Timothy Bradley. He was allude directly to Mayweather's next fight, against Marcos Maidana in three weeks' time, for which Maidana is a heavy +750 underdog. There is no other . Every demand he has made, from enhanced drug-testing to a greater profit share, has been accepted by the Pacquiao camp, but still no agreement has been made. But you want to close your eyes to thuggery in this sport." When Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was described as a thug following his outburst about San Francisco 49ers rival Michael Crabtree after last season's NFC championship game, it sparked an intense national debate about the appropriateness of the word's usage to describe a black athlete.
There are no real issues." While Pacquiao was meting out his personal version of poetic justice for a poorly scored 2012 fight against Bradley, Mayweather was a few miles away relaxing in a hot tub with a bunch of female admirers – at least according to his Instagram account. View photo.Timothy Bradley throws a right hand at Manny Pacquiao. When the bout fell apart, it was not entirely clear who was ducking whom, though time has told us that Mayweather has been wiser to avoid the clash. “So I’ve been trying to put this rumor to rest all week,” she said in a phone interview. "That's what the public should do. want that fight, tell the public not to buy pay-per-view and not to buy tickets. We are prepared tomorrow to sit down at a table with his people … to work out the conditions for the fight." Mayweather and Pacquiao have circled each other for years and as long ago as 2009 it seemed as if a showdown between the fight game's two biggest would be made. Arum has recently steered clear of criticizing Mayweather but was incensed this week by seeing countless banners and signs promoting the Maidana date around the MGM Grand property, right in the middle of his own attempts to amp-up publicity for the Pacquiao-Bradley rematch. That prompted him to go on a series of acerbic attacks, first of all on MGM management, and finally, after Pacquiao's comprehensive victory, on Mayweather and his advisors. (Getty)For the most part, it was entertainment – the sort of verbal vitriol that boxing has thrived upon for years. There’s also been no contact from an attorney representing any of the victims, despite a reference to a lawyer for the injured parties in the TMZ report. Sadly, however, the rant included this veiled – and likely unintentionally racist – rip against Mayweather. Unfortunately for Arum's agenda, a mass boycott of Mayweather's bout would do more harm than good. I try to prepare for everything that's coming my way. "We'll give you quality fights. "Write all you want about 15-1 fights with no-hopers and all this thuggery," Arum said ringside, conveniently doubling the actual Maidana odds to emphasize his point.
HBO will give you quality fights. When challenged about his repeated use of the word and asked whether it was appropriate, Arum completely dodged the question. "The ring is square," he said. "The rules for conducting a prize fight are immutable. Yet, apart from the question of why exactly he needed a fire pit by the jacuzzi when it was 82 degrees outside, the nagging question of why he won't fight Pacquiao is hopefully one which will reach his ears soon. But fans of the sport deserve the right to see the two shining lights of this generation in combat at last, even if it is half a decade after it should have first happened. BoxingSports & RecreationFloyd MayweatherManny PacquiaoBob ArumMarcos Maidana. Arum wasn't exactly slick with his delivery and his "thuggery" comments deserve criticism, but he is on to something here. Mayweather is called "Money" for a reason, and for as long as the public keeps swallowing up the one-sided snoozefests he serves up, brilliantly technical though they are, he will happily accept the minimal-risk paychecks for as long as they present themselves. A dismal PPV buy on May 3, albeit unlikely, may spark a shift in mindset, for him and the executives at Showtime, who inked him to a six-fight deal of which Maidana will be the third. Boxing is full of talk and talkers. Some of it is fun, some of it is babble and some of it is just plain out of line.
An attorney or a third party cannot bring forward a criminal complaint, anyway, Meltzer said. Let's hope that something, namely the matchup boxing is desperate for, comes out of this night, which otherwise will have been nothing more than a bunch of hot air overshadowing a strong Pacquiao performance. "I try to focus on just Floyd," Mayweather said after a recent training session at his gym here, where he is preparing to face Marcos Maidana. "I don't try to focus on nobody else. Mayweather refuses to do business with his former promoter, Bob Arum, who also is Pacquiao's longtime promoter. Pacquiao, whose contract expires later this year, has said he has no intentions of splitting from Arum. "Whatever guy we choose, that's the guy we fight," he said. We have not had a victim come forward and make a report like what is being alleged. Mayweather, the top boxer in the sport, is alleged to have “orchestrated” an assault on two employees “several weeks ago” he believed to have stolen the jewelry from his Las Vegas home, according to TMZ.
“As of right now, the bureau commander over there is not aware of any complaint that has been officially filed,” she said. "We've got to prepare for every fight in the same way. So if this event occurred, it’s something where the victim has not come forward to the police to make an official complaint.”. Despite a TMZ report alleging that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. organized the beat-down of some underlings who stole jewelry from his home, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department are not currently investigating the incident, which at this point is nothing more than a “rumor,” a police spokesman told the Daily News on Friday.
Laura Meltzer, a public information officer for the Las Vegas police, said that so far no victim has come forward to file a criminal report.
“We’ve had a variety of reports that have come out stating this event occurred.
“So again, if this is a victim who is choosing not to come forward and make a report - then that’s up to the victim to do. We don’t have any say in that. There is no criminal complaint on file so there is no reason to go and contact Mr.

“We’re told the men are adamant they never took anything from Floyd and it appears Floyd realizes that now,” the initial TMZ report said. “But here’s the problem for the champ - sources familiar with the situation say the attack amounts to attempted murder, mayhem and kidnapping. We’re told the men have retained a lawyer.”.

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Floyd Mayweather's focus on Marcos Maidana, not Manny Pacquiao .... (2014). Retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://www.mlive.com/mayweather/index.ssf/2014/04/floyd_mayweathers_focus_solely.html.

Here's Bob Arum's scheme to force a superfight between Floyd .... (2014). Retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://sports.yahoo.com/news/here-s-bob-arum-s-scheme-to-force-a-superfight-between-floyd-mayweather-and-manny-pacquiao-080617300-boxing.html.

Las Vegas police call report of Floyd Mayweather Jr. severely .... (2014). Retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/vegas-cops-call-mayweather-jr-beating-story-rumor-article-1.1721942.

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