Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather’s pay-per-view may be in jeopardy. This recent Yahoo! Sports story reports promoters seem to be arguing the specifics of the event rather than getting the deal done!
“I don’t know any more. I’ve never been in this area before.”
“Fight?” he said in a thunderous tone. “We’ve got nothing. They’re [the MGM] going around saying, ‘The fight, the fight, blah, blah, blah,’ but they got nothing. They have no contract. Nothing. We haven’t even seen a draft. … What is happening now is absolutely intolerable. For the MGM to think that everything is resolved and so forth, when nobody has even discussed terms, is the most insane thing ever.”
“Allocation of tickets [is a significant issue]. How many is the MGM taking? How many are available for the public? Under our contract, Mayweather [Promotions] and us are supposed to get an equal number of tickets. … The point is, this is a whole smelly situation that the MGM has gotten themselves into. What about rooms? How many rooms are you allocating to us? We’re three weeks out. How can we not know that?”
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe responded by saying the following:
“The bottom line is this: Bob cannot stomach the fact that he is not the lead promoter. Reality has set in, and this is typical Bob. My responsibility is to ensure every deal is done properly, to benefit the fighters and the event.”
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