Bob Arum not getting involved in Mayweather, Pacquiao rematch

Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum (left) and Manny Pacquiao. PHOTO FROM WENDELL ALINEA


Top Rank Promotion head Bob Arum expressed no interest in getting involved in the possible December rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. saying it is up to the people to see “two old men fighting.”

“Everybody has a choice. I would not get involved,” said Arum in an interview with The Manila Times.

“If the people want to watch two old guys fight, then people will pay money. If they don’t, they won’t,” he added.

Pacquiao, 39, and Mayweather Jr., 41, met in a concert in Tokyo, Japan recently. Mayweather was reported to have told Pacquiao that he will be “coming back” in December.

“No more shoulder excuses, let’s set it up,” Mayweather reportedly told Pacquiao.

Mayweather scored a unanimous decision win over Pacquiao in May 2015.

Pacquiao beat Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia to capture the World Boxing Association welterweight belt. JOSEF T. RAMOS