Floyd Mayweather will fight either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana in May and Manny Pacquiao will battle either Timothy Bradleyor Ruslan Provodnikov in April. Any rumors involving the two fighters simply are not true.
This was clarified by Mayweather and Top Rank Promotions boss Bob Arum as they both denied the rumors about a supposed agreement between the two camps for a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight this September.
The undefeated American, talking to Ben Thompson for Fight Hype, said that the rumors are all lies. “All the stories you hear about Pacquiao is a lie,” Mayweather said. “"It's a lie. It's not true. If it didn't come from Leonard Ellebre's mouth, my mouth, or Al Haymon's mouth, it's not true.”
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Arum on the other hand was interviewed by Brad Cooney. “You're going to get reports like this from time to time, but unless it comes from us or Manny, it has absolutely no substance,” the promoter said.
Asked for an explanation on why the mega-fight has not been made yet, Arum refused to throw blame. "Well I don't want to debate the whole history. There's so many ins and outs. I hope that this fight can happen, but nothing has moved ahead about this fight. Were planning a fight for Manny in April and Mayweather is planning a fight in May," he said.
In his recent interviews, Mayweather has said that he will never fight Pacquiao as long as he's under Arum. "I don't know why he would say that. I've always had a good relationship with Floyd when I promoted him," Arum said. "I have nothing against Floyd. Listen, everybody has their own agendas."