The deadline for a deal to put two of the world’s best pound-for-pound boxers has passed. Top Rank Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions, Team Pacquaio and Team Mayweather have all been quiet about discussions on the negotiating table until it was clear that the fight we all want to see will not happen on November 13.
Top Rank’s Bob Arum disclosed that they never heard back from Mayweather as the deadline passed. This time we have never heard of ill words from all parties involved. In fact Arum even offered a possible excuse for Mayweather which is the current legal issue his uncle-trainer is going through.
The truce may have ended with Team Mayweather drawing first blood: “Here are the facts,” according to Mayweather spokesperson Leonard Ellerbe. “Al Haymon, Richard Schaefer and myself speak to each other on a regular basis and the truth is no negotiations have ever taken place nor was there ever a deal agreed upon by Team Mayweather or Floyd Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao on November 13. Either Ross Greenburg or Bob Arum is not telling the truth, but history tells us who is lying.”
We may not know who is telling the truth. What we probably know by now is that the fight we have all been waiting for may never happen.