Reports say Bob Arum and Les Moonves are now working so hard to make the mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather happen. In an interview with international media, trainer/coach Freddie Roach revealed that he was present when Bob Arum and Lea Moonves talked about the two great fighters in the ring.
Incidentally, Bob Arum is now telling everyone that he still has another option if the mega fight between the great fighters if Mayweather refused to accept the challenge. Based on an article posted to Boxing Scene by Edward Chaykovsky on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, Bob Arum is seeing Jessie Vargas as Pacquiao’s next opponent if the “Money Man” will drop the negotiations.
“Vargas has become a fan-friendly fighter. He has shown the ability to take a punch and to throw a punch. He deserves to be on the shortlist for a fight with Manny. That said, I’d like to see him on HBO again so people will become more familiar with Jessie before we put him on a pay-per-view with Manny. But we’ll see. Right now, I’m focusing on trying to get this fight with Mayweather done. I will leave no stone unturned to make the Mayweather fight,” Bob Arum said.
Meanwhile, if Bob Arum is telling everyone that he will leave no stone unturned just to make the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar Dela Hoya is also saying that he is prepared to put up the biggest guarantee in sports history just to make the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather happen.
Bob Arum and Oscar Dela Hoya immediately received positive reactions from the boxing fans that are eager to see Floyd exchanging power punches against the Filipino congressman. They said the two are doing their jobs very well, but they added that the fight is still impossible to happen despite the two promoters’ partnership. According to them; Mayweather will continue to avoid Manny Pacquiao because he is afraid to lose; they also added that the unbeaten boxer is really scared of the Filipino ring icon.