Found January 10, 2012 on Boxing Watchers:
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It seems almost absurd to think that some fight other than the much-discussed, oft-wished for Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather mega-fight could be any more lucrative for anyone involved. The reason contemplating such an idea is almost ludicrous is pretty simple: Pacquiao-Mayweather would be the biggest bout boxing has seen in decades. It would bring in more revenue for the venue holding it, the network that broadcasts it and the fighters themselves than any other potential match-up. Yet one person may have a financial interest in the fight not happening, at least for now. And since that person is Top Rank head honcho Bob Arum, who just happens to promote Pacquiao, one begins to see an understandable (if still unfortunate) reason why the event everyone wants to see stubbornly refuses to come together. Especially in recent years, Pacquiao has been a cash cow for Arum. That's been even more true because he rarely fights outside the Top Rank family. The last five times he's s...
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