Arum on MayPac rematch: 'The money won't be as big'
Milan Ordoñez on Jun 12, 2015 10:50 AM
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Even Top Rank chief Bob Arum is not that optimistic with regards to the idea of a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
The long-delayed mega bout between the two legendary welterweights still goes down in boxing history as the most lucrative fight of all time. So much so, that it instantaneously placed both men onto the top two spots of Forbes’ 2015 list of highest paid athletes.
As of the moment, the mere thought of Mayweather-Pacquiao II is causing more cringes than excitement. And for Arum, if a rematch does happen, the financial output likely won’t be at par with the first one.
“The money was so huge last time and I’m realistic to know it won’t be as big this time. But it’d be three or four times as big to another fight these guys can do,” Arum said in a report by RingTV.
Pacquiao is expected to be shelved until May 2016, due to a torn rotator cuff he sustained during the fight. Mayweather, on the other hand, remains uncertain about his future. Arum, however, believes that “Money May’s” options are limitless, considering the amount of cash he now has in his bank account.
“Floyd is capable of doing anything, he’s got all the money he could ever use, even with his spending habits, it’s hard to see him going through all that money."
“If he was smart, I would think he’d look to do a rematch, and then one more. But his body is breaking down, so maybe he leaves at 49-0,” Arum added.
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