Arum on Pacquiao vs Mayweather: "Manny's Boxing Career, it's on Hold"
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (May 5, 2010) Special to Doghouse Boxing  
I called Arum on Monday and I had to ask the obligatory question regarding a possible showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

"Well, first of all, I can’t talk now about Pacquiao and his future because, right now, all Manny cares about is his political career. And the outcome on that is up in the air. We’re very optimistic; I’m going over there (to the Philippines) myself, tomorrow. But again, I want to be very plain, that as far as Manny’s boxing career, it’s on hold."

Arum says any talk of a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is premature. "It’s very premature," he stated. "I wouldn’t- nor could I- do anything regarding Manny without talking to Manny first. And certainly, you cannot talk to Manny, at this particular point, about anything other than his run for office."

Arum added later, "I don’t even want to discuss Mayweather or anything to do with that fight because, again, it is so premature. I mean, right now- and I don’t want to jump to conclusions- I don’t even know if Manny’s going to fight anymore."

(Folks, he’s fighting again; trust me.)

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