Mayweather confirms: “Fight not made yet”

Milan Ordoñez on Feb 01, 2015 09:21 AM
Mayweather confirms: “Fight not made yet”
Photo credit: Floyd Mayweather Official Facebook fan page

MANILA – Floyd Mayweather has refuted claims of a done deal, but with a slightly different tone.

Reports about finalized negotiations of the Mayweather-Pacquiao deal have circulated this past week, with the most notable ones happening in the last 24 hours. TMZ Sports, in particular, released a story citing a positive outcome, but was immediately turned down by boxing experts.

Top Rank head honcho Bob Arum, on the other hand, gave a new timetable saying that talks should be done in the “next couple of days.”

But on Saturday, “Money May” himself spoke up about the matter. Usually firm about his reluctance to make the bout happen, the reigning pound-for-pound boxing king was a bit more accommodating to the idea, this time around.

Mayweather released his statement through his Shots social media account.

“Laying back, relaxing, enjoying good weather, palm trees and piña coladas. While they continue to lie about making the fight... I’m just going to continue to travel and explore the world on my private jet. #FightNotMadeYet,” he posted.

Fans around the world are now more optimistic than ever in the last few years, given the most recent turn of events. Rumors also continue to circulate that a fight announcement during the Super Bowl game on Sunday night (Monday morning, Manila time) would be made.

As far as negotiations go, it has also been reported that both HBO and Showtime Sports have a agreed upon a compromise for the broadcast. The targeted venue for May 2nd has been the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

 

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