According to Leonard Ellerbe, one of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s closest advisers, negotiations for a super fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had never existed.
However, this is contrary to what Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said for the past three weeks, and it seems that he is not changing his story as well.
Arum said he had engaged in conversation on June 30th about the fight, and was waiting for a decision from the Mayweather camp. Then, Arum gave Mayweather until 3 a.m. ET Saturday to accept all of the terms and agreements of the fight. However Ellerbe says different.
“Al Haymon, Richard Schaefer, and myself speak to each other on a regular basis, and the truth is no negotiations have ever taken place, nor was there ever a deal agreed upon by Team Mayweather or Floyd Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 13. Either Ross Greenburg or Bob Arum is not telling the truth, but history tells us who is lying.”
Although there is confusion of who is lying and who is telling the truth, it seems within the mist of all this drama, we are just getting further away from seeing these two boxing legends duke it out.