Background[ edit ] When the fight was announced, Mayweather was 38 years old and still undefeated, with a perfect professional record of 47 wins and 0 losses.
At the time, plans were in motion for a rematch with Oscar De La Hoya , which was going to take place September 20, At the time of his retirement, The Ring magazine had Mayweather ranked as the number 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, with Manny Pacquiao at number 2.
Cause guess what? I beat Hatton when he was undefeated. Pacquiao beat Oscar, it don't matter.
After losing to the undefeated boxer in , Pacquiao's trainer teased chances of the boxers facing off once again, claiming Pacquiao was more than ready to bring the pain to Mayweather following his impressive win against Keith Thurman on Saturday.
Going down to pounds was too much for De La Hoya , he was dead after the first round. When you talk boxing, you talk Floyd Mayweather.
The win made him the second boxer in history to win titles in six weight divisions , the first being Oscar De La Hoya. Marquez was postponed until September 19, , due to a rib injury suffered by Mayweather.
Despite being out of the ring for 21 months, Mayweather looked as sharp as ever and dominated the fight, winning by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision. Pacquiao's victory sparked a media frenzy and fans were quick to demand a fight between the two of them,  despite the fact that the actual fight itself had not officially been made yet, and would not take place until Shortly afterward, Pacquiao denied ever signing a contract to fight Mayweather, telling FanHouse , "There are still some things that need to be negotiated.
Billing was to be "Mayweather vs. Richard Schaefer and them are unhappy about something. They want Olympic-style drug testing. I said, 'Yeah, no problem.
And none of this is getting under Manny's skin or anything.
I'm here with Manny, and to him, it's like a joke. It's a laughing matter," said Koncz. Mayweather pressed for blood testing even up to the weigh-in.
He knew that Manny gets freaked out when his blood gets taken and feels that it weakens him. This is just harassment and, to me, just signaled that he didn't want the fight," Arum told David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press.
Top Rank sent out a press release explaining their position on Mayweather's request for random Olympic-style drug testing. In it, Arum said Pacquiao was willing to submit to as many random urine tests requested, but as far as random blood tests were concerned, he was only willing to subject himself to 3 tests: one in January, one 30 days from the bout no later than February 13 and immediately after the fight.
It's not about being tested It's about who does the testing and the scheduling of the procedures USADA, under its guidelines, would have the right to administer random blood tests as many times as they want up to weigh-in day and that is ludicrous," Arum explained.
Documents confirmed that the video was recorded on April 8, , 24 days prior to the fight and past the day cut-off date that Pacquiao had demanded for a Mayweather fight.
Retired federal judge Daniel Weinstein, who successfully resolved a prior dispute between Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, would again act as mediator.
Two days later, after hours of negotiating during mediation, Arum declared that the fight was officially off after Mayweather refused to agree to a day cut-off date.
Mayweather revealed that he offered a day cut-off date to Team Pacquiao, but it was rejected. Leonard Ellerbe declared on January 18, that random blood and urine testing will be implemented in all of Mayweather's future fights, regardless of the opponent.
But my new terms are all the way up to the fight. They can come get us whenever, all the way up to the fight, random drug test. That's what it is. Arum declared on June 30, , that there were no longer any issues and the decision was up to Mayweather.
Sports regarding the dispute over random blood and urine drug testing. The question is whether Mayweather is willing to fight this year. He could wait until the last minute.
If it's Friday [July 16] and it's 11 p. Arum revealed to the media that the negotiations he had been referring to consisted of a series of conversations with HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg.
He also revealed that there was no actual direct communication with any representative from Team Mayweather or Golden Boy Promotions.
He got back to me in a couple of weeks and told me that he had had discussions with Al Haymon , representing Floyd Mayweather, and that everything looked good and we were nearing a resolution," Arum explained.
Either Ross Greenburg or Bob Arum is not telling the truth, but history tells us who is lying," stated Ellerbe.
Regarding comments he made suggesting that contracts for the mega-fight were close to being finalized, De La Hoya told BoxingScene. So it was a quick answer that I should have obviously thought about.
But, obviously, negotiations weren't going on. Nothing was going on. Hopefully, someday this fight will happen.
Sports fans deserve it," Greenburg revealed in a prepared statement sent out to select members of the media. I fully stand behind the statement I made. Have some rice with a little barbecue dog.
I don't have a racist bone in my body, you know. I love everybody," Mayweather said. I didn't really mean it, nothing in a bad way. I don't think anybody's test is as vigorous as the test administered by the Olympic Organization. And we can arrange for the Olympic Organization to handle the test under the supervision of the Athletic commission respective of the state where the fight is going to be held.
You know, that's something I have to talk to Manny about, but we have nothing to hide," Koncz said.
Pacquiao said, "I spoke to Floyd He didn't talk about the pay-per-views here and that's it. I can't agree with that.
I told him I agree with 55 and 45 split. He said he was willing to be tested even on the night of the fight. In a statement released through the mediator in the case, the Mayweathers said they "wish to make it clear that they never intended to claim that Manny Pacquiao has used or is using any performance-enhancing drugs, nor are they aware of any evidence that Manny Pacquiao has used performance-enhancing drugs.
Salvador and Moonves bonded over their mutual love of boxing. Moonves agreed that Salvador should approach Roach to make an introduction with a view to making the fight a reality.