'Pacquiao-Mayweather will eventually happen'

Posted at 01/26/11 11:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines – For veteran boxing promoters Bob Arum and Don King, a battle between boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will eventually happen.

Arum, who has repeatedly tried to put both fighters in one boxing ring, claimed that the much sought “Fight of the Century” is not really hard to arrange.

"That fight is not hard to make," the Top Rank Promotions chief said in Boxing Fanhouse.com.

Arum now works closely with King and his Don King Promotions, which is reportedly wooing Mayweather.

King said that in the end, both Pacquiao and Mayweather will eventually come to an agreement, which is something that failed to happen twice already.

"The two of them, meeting is inevitable. They should meet," he said.

King and Arum, once known for their fierce rivalry in the industry of boxing promotions, are now working in tandem to hype up the Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga fight.

‘Floyd has to say yes’

But Arum said that for the monumental fight to push through, Mayweather will have to do one thing.

“All Floyd Mayweather has to do is to say, yes, and everything else would fall into place," said the veteran boxing promoter.

Mayweather has been inactive from boxing since defeating “Sugar” Shane Mosley in May 2010. He is currently facing legal troubles for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend and poking his finger at a security officer’s face.

However, King is confident that the undefeated boxer will return to boxing.

"Floyd Mayweather will fight again. Floyd Mayweather, in my humble opinion, is the best fighter in the world. He can fight anybody and everybody," he said.

He added that the controversial boxer, who has a 41-0 professional record, can even extend his unbeaten run without Pacquiao.

"Floyd, if he desires, could fight every three or four months, even without Pacquiao," he said.

Earlier this week, Mayweather assured his fans that he will face the Filipino champion provided that Pacquiao gets off his “power pellets."

"I'm gonna fight the Pacman when he is off the power pellets," he said, alluding that the pound-fro-pound champion is using performance enhancing drugs.

Pacquiao (52-3-2) is set to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown against Mosley (46-6-1) on May 7.

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