And it has Begun…..November 23, 2009
LAS VEGAS- Formal negotiations for a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio showdown have begun today in Las Vegas. Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy promotions and Bob Arum of Top Rank who represent Floyd and Manny respectively are meeting today at the MGM grand to discuss a match sometime in early 2010.
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“The fact that I am flying to Las Vegas to meet with Bob shows you how serious our side is about making the fight” Schaefer told reporters today.
Boxings former and current pound for pound champion will be the biggest bout the sport has to offer and has the potential to break all types of revenue records. The Filipino and Grand Rapids Michigan native have fought many of the same fighters and are eager to prove to the world who the better man is.
Manny Pacquiao is coming off his 12 round TKO of Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto to capture his seventh title in seven weight classes. Floyd Mayweather is returning to the ring for his second fight since beating super lightweight Juan Manuel Marquez in a lopsided unanimous decision in September.
Schaefer and Arum are hoping to get the details of the fight ironed out as quickly as possible and not drag the talks out for weeks. As part of the negotiations each camp is under strict orders to keep all conversations about the possible match up confidential.