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Bob Arum Won't Promote Pacquiao vs. Mayweather II, 'They're Not Elite'

Posted October 11, 2018 under Sports

Bob Arum

Count Me Out of Floyd vs. Manny II

… ‘They’re Not Elite’

10/11/2018 6:07 AM PDT

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Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao needs to look elsewhere to promote his upcoming rematch with Floyd Mayweather — telling TMZ Sports, “I don’t want any part of it.”

The Top Rank boxing chairman — who was a key part of the original Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight back in 2015 — has said his deal with Manny expired and the boxer is essentially a free agent who can sign anywhere. 

But, Arum says … even if Manny asks him to come back and do it again, he’s 100% out. 

“They’re past their prime. It’ll do good at the box office. It’ll make money, which is fine. But, they’re not elite fighters anymore.”

“It’s a money grab. Business is business. It’s good money for each of them. You can’t begrudge them, but they’re not elite anymore.”

Remember, the original fight is the best-selling combat sports Pay-Per-View event of all time — with more than 4.6 million buys. 

As for the rematch, Floyd and Manny have teased a possible December date for the clash — and Showtime Sports says Floyd’s “deadly serious” about making it happen. 

Stay tuned … 

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