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Top Rank CEO confident Mayweather v Pacquiao will happen in 2015

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Bob Arum the CEO of professional boxing promotion company Top Rank is confident that the bout the boxing world is waiting for, Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao will happen in 2015.

Arum's belief

It is the fight that fans everywhere have been clamouring for and according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Arum believes that the fine details will be arranged in order to schedule the fight for early 2015.

Arum commented: "Both networks want this fight to happen, All signs seem to point to the fight happening early next year."

With all the promise and no delivery surrounding the proposed infamous clash between Mayweather and Pacquiao, boxing fans will be extremely skeptical when they hear that this bout could be months away. 

The proposed superfight has been extremely close on many occasions but has repeatedly been stumped by unknown roadblocks which continue to frustrate fans and experts alike.

Who's ducking who?

Yahoo Sports' Martin Rogers wrote back in April that Mayweather and Pacquiao was very likely but once again, dealings fell apart at its final stages:

"Mayweather and Pacquiao have circled each other for years and as long ago as 2009 it seemed as if a showdown between the fight game's two biggest would be made."

"When the bout fell apart, it was not entirely clear who was ducking whom, though time has told us that Mayweather has been wiser to avoid the clash. Every demand he has made, from enhanced drug-testing to a greater profit share, has been accepted by the Pacquiao camp, but still no agreement has been made."

Time may be running out on the superfight, the younger the competitors will be the more intrigue and therefore TV money will be available for the contest.

Arum recently acknowledged the required immediacy: "There is a sell-by date, where it becomes (after that) ‘Who cares?’ It has to happen by the first six months of next year."

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Floyd Mayweather
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Manny Pacquiao

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