Bob Arum Wants Manny Pacquiao to Fight Floyd Mayweather on June 9th | BlackSportsOnline

Pacquiao’s Camp to Mayweather’s Challenge, Can We Fight on June 9th When You Are in Jail?

by Robert Littal | Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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The only thing I have heard from Pacquiao is that he wants the fight.

But Pacquiao’s camp is coming up with a million and one excuses to make sure the fight never happens.  The latest is for the fight to maximize revenues a brand new outdoor arena has to be built but that can’t be done until late May or early June.

Here is the latest BS from Bob Arum and the crew.

Mayweather faces a June 1 date to report for an already delayed 90-day jail term in a domestic violence case, but Arum said he’d be “willing to chip in for lawyers’ fees” to get that date moved again so a June 9 bout could occur.

Mayweather is scheduled to fight May 5 in Las Vegas against an as-yet unnamed opponent. “June 9 is perfect,” Arum said. “May 5 is out, that’s impossible.”

The extra time is needed for construction of an arena, said Arum, claiming the fighters could generate an extra $40 million by fighting at a 40,000-plus-seat venue on the Las Vegas Strip rather than holding the bout at the 16,000-seat MGM. “You don’t throw $40 million away,” Arum said.

What does Arum want from the Mayweather camp?

“I want to hear… that they’re willing to move to June 9,” Arum said. “Then we can sit down and work out a deal.”:

You can have the fight outdoors on the UNLV football field you don’t have to build anything.

June 9th is perfect for Pacquiao for one reason.

Floyd will be in jail.

I give up.

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