Manny Pacquiao's next fight will be taking place in June of this year, either on the 9th or 16th of the month. This effectively eliminates the possibility of a May 5th clash against Floyd Mayweather.
The timeline then for Pacquiao's next fight has been very conveniently set by Bob Arum and Top Rank to avoid any possibility of having to put together a Mayweather fight in the immediate future.
Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
Pacquiao's promoter was all set to do a fight in May against one of their four chosen opponents - until Mayweather was available. Now it's June or bust, and Arum has expressly stated that he has not even been considering putting together a Mayweather fight for the first half of the year.
Mayweather has had his 90-day jail sentence postponed, allowing him to put together a fight on that date. He will then have to report to jail on June 1st.
With Pacquiao out of the picture for Mayweather's May 5th fight date, it narrows his list of potential opponents, and li...