Arum Confident in Pacquiao beating Mayweather Jr.

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is now even more confident that his fighter will beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. due to the result of Mayweather Jr. vs. Cotto this past Saturday.

“The fight proved to me beyond any doubt why Mayweather is ducking Pacquiao; it's because Mayweather is unable to defend himself against left hands. And when you compare Miguel's left hand against Manny's natural left hand, it's no contest,” said Arum in a recent interview. (

I think that the web of “who is ducking whom” is spreading faster by the day. Mayweather Jr. clearly, decisively, and easily in many people’s opinion beat Miguel Cotto. Floyd fought a fight that people wanted him to fight, and not a fight he usually fights when he dominates his opponents.

If Floyd fought his default fight, Cotto would have lost every round of the fight, but the fight itself would undoubtedly be boring. Arum’s opinion is wrong, and it shows his lack of knowledge of boxing, his own fighter Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

I didn't have anything to do with the last negotiation because I knew he would blame it on me. So I had Michael Koncz and Manny handle it directly,” declared Arum. I believe this to be a naive and deceitful statement. Arum not involved in fight negotiations?

Article posted on 09.05.2012

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