Don’t be overly concerned about the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight being canceled.
There are a lot of people who can retire on the amount of money this fight will generate, so I will be shocked if this fight doesn’t take place on March 13th.
With that being said Manny Pacquiao has a decision to make because his reputation is on the line.
Everything else has been agreed upon in regards to the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, but Manny has decided he doesn’t want to submit to the Olympic style drug testing, so the fight negotiations are at an impasse.
I want to show you a quote from Freddie Roach on December 11th.
“Mayweather’s side wanted it because the expert over there, Mayweather Sr., says Manny is on steroids to get bigger. I have no problem with the testing whatsoever. They can do whatever kind of drug testing they want. They’re scared of Manny and scared of his power. He’ll pass any test in the world.”
Now read this quote from Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum on Decemeber 23nd:
“Manny has a phobia of needles and extracting too much blood weakens him.”
“Are we talking about fiction or are we talking about facts?”
Manny has a fear of needles, but has several tattoos?
Manny has never tested positive for anything, so it will be irresponsible to accuse him of doing anything illegal, but there are whispers are out there both publicly from Floyd Mayweather Sr, Paulie Malignaggi and Kermit Cintron and privately.
The best way for Manny to shut everyone up?
Take the tests and beat Mayweather then no one can say anything.
Don’t be fooled, Mayweather and Pacquiao need each other and more importantly boxing needs this fight to happen. If it doesn’t it will damage both fighter’s reputation and the reputation of boxing, so I implore all parties involved to figure out a way to get it done.
More importantly than all that I have a booked suite in Vegas with a Hot Tub and I would be really upset if I don’t get to use my hot tub.
Bob Arum is huffing and puffing about the fight being off. I assure you the fight is not off. If this drags passed January 6th or Manny signs on to fight someone else then the fight is officially off, but until then everyone take a deep breath and relax.