Pacquiao vs Clottey Overshadowed by Mayweather vs Mosley? By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (March 5, 2010) Special to Doghouse Boxing
It was perhaps a bit ironic that on Wednesday the media day for Manny Pacquiao took place at the Wild Card Boxing Club, followed by the Mayweather-Mosley press conference at LA Live on Thursday. Just my two cents, but judging by the buzz, I think the fight that takes place on May 1st is overshadowing the fight that takes palce next week at Cowboys Stadium.
I think the move to make the Mayweather-Mosley events open to the public was a very smart move. And let’s face, while Pacquiao-Clottey is a good fight, it isn’t the match-up on paper that Mayweather-Mosley is.
But I don’t know if Bob Arum is even worried about any of this, next week, the stage is theirs. But I’m hearing that they couldn’t do all of the promotional stuff that they had planned on doing in Dallas because Manny isn’t arriving soon enough to make it all work. But still, if they can get 45,000 fans in that building, it’s certainly a success.
But judging by what I’ve seen and heard, I think Mayweather-Mosley does signficantly more pay-per-view buys.
-Told by a good source that a fight between lightweights Brandon Rios and Urbano Antillon is being discussed by Top Rank. That would be an all-action, crossroads bout.
- I was on a radio show in Las Vegas, and I was asked about James Toney’s foray with the UFC and I was asked what he could expect. My answer- much smaller paydays as he works for Dana White.
- The bout between Paul Williams and Kermit Cintron is very close to being finalized. But I’m told that all of the expected East Coast venues are booked. So there’s a very good chance that fight comes out west.( March 4th, 3:54, pm, Pacific).