Industry whisperers say 2015
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are the most popular, talked about and controversial boxers alive, but they’ve never fought each other. One fighter continues to claim the other is “running from” the opportunity, and some say Floyd talks a good game but isn’t interested in being presented with the opportunity to adda blemish to his ridiculous unbeaten record: 47-0. Pacquiao initially appeared to be on the same track as Floyd, but he hit a road block in 2012 when Juan Marquel Marquez sent Pacquiao, also known as Pac Man, flying to the ground in a 6th round knockout. It wasn’t Pacquiao’s first loss, but one so damaging to his reputation most still believe a fight involving him and Mayweather won’t be as marquee a matchup as it would’ve been had it happened prior to the Marquez fight.
Still, one thing is pretty clear. A Floyd Mayweather VS Manny Pacquiao bout would most likely be the highest grossing fight in boxing history, and if it’s one thing these two boxers don’t argue with–especially Floyd Mayweather–it’s money. So, it should come as no surprise that today that nationally renowned boxing promotor Bob Arum is reporting that HBO and Showtime are in talks to broadcast a Mayweather/Pacquiao bout in 2015.
According to GMA News, Arum revealed that CBS–the parent company of Showtime, who has a 6-fight deal with Mayweather–is hard at work on a deal that would make the fight happen next year. In addition that, should everything go well and the fight becomes a go, Arum said it’ll likely be staged at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
Everything’s bigger in Texas.