Bob Arum Says No Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Until 2013

A lot if not all the luster of a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight is gone.

The only way there is any interest is if Mayweather and Pacquiao are super impressive in their next fights and even then it won’t be the same.

“For what I know, Mayweather hasn’t made himself available for the fall,” Arum said wearily. With Mayweather having to adhere to his 90-day jail sentence in June, the possibility that he would be available for a November fight against Pacquiao seems highly unlikely. As always, Arum is looking at other options for Pacquiao should he get past Timothy Bradley on June 9th. One of those options would be a fourth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, who took Pacquiao to the brink but lost a highly controversial majority decision last November.

“Marquez deserves a rematch against Pacquiao,” Arum said, citing that Marquez must first get past Fedchenko on April 14th and be willing to wait for Pacquiao. “That’s what I’ll be focusing on. Manny can chase the wild rabbit if he wants to. I think everybody would be better off if we talk about that fight next year.”