For an unbearably long time, camp Manny Pacquiao was pointing fingers at Floyd Maywether Jr. for delaying, or even avoiding their fight. At the same time, camp Mayweather Jr. were doing the exact same thing, proclaiming that Top Promoter Bob Arum is not letting the fight come to fruition, while Pacquiao is evading certain terms and conditions.
All of this just came to an end, at least for now. In a recent interview with the New York Post, Bob Arum stated that he is now convinced that Mayweather Jr. truly does want this fight to happen: “Based on the meeting with Pacquiao in the hotel suite, Manny and Michael Koncz were convinced Floyd absolutely wants to do the fight.”
Apparently all that was needed is for Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. to have a face-to-face conversation, speaking out their differences and ironing out the terms. When an intermediary is involved, statements and meanings can easily get lost in translation. Now that this has intrapersonal discussion has happened, the fight is much more likely to proceed.
“Everybody is doing the right thing. We’re looking to complete the paperwork. Everything is moving in the right direction. Hopefully, the next couple of days it will get done. I’m optimistic it will all be put together in the next couple of days,” continued Arum.
All o f this is truly a spark of hope. The clouds are clearing up as the finger pointing is ceasing and both camps are validating progress. With Arum’s prediction of finalizing this contract within the next couple of days, it is entirely possible that Sunday’s Super Bowl might be when the announcement will finally be made, reaching an astounding number of people at once.