Pacquiao camp decides to keep mum regarding mega bout
Milan Ordoñez on Feb 04, 2015 12:35 PM
Pacquiao and adviser Michael Koncz at the Los Angeles International Airport (Photo credit: Steve Angeles)
MANILA – Manny Pacquiao and his camp have decided to veer away from any more talks about the mega bout for the time being.
Talks have gone towards a more positive direction in the past week after both Pacquiao and long-time on-paper rival Floyd Mayweather met face-to-face for the first time during the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat game, then in Pacquiao’s hotel room afterwards. Fans were led to believe that progress was once again made, this time, with both camps purportedly establishing common ground.
Talks, were however stalled once again, after cable networks HBO and Showtime have failed to come up with an agreement regarding broadcast rights. Many pin the blame on HBO, which the company had refuted in a statement they released on Monday.
With negotiations seemingly hitting another dead end, Manny Pacquiao and his team have opted to keep silent as of the moment.
"We have no comment regarding the negotiations on the fight," Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz.told ABS-CBN North America Bureau correspondent Steve Angeles. "We're all going to be silent and see what happens."
Pacquiao is currently in transit, en route to Washington, DC to attend the National Prayer Breakfast. He is also reportedly scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama, whom he met for the first time in 2011.
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