Michael Koncz says no Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao this year

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 3:44:31 by

Michael Koncz, advisor and a close friend of Manny Pacquiao, has revealed that a fight between the Filipino boxing icon and the current WBC welterweight titlist Floyd Mayweather junior is not possible this year.

Koncz not too long ago insisted that Pac-Man will return to the ring in December instead of November 10 but now he has confirmed that even December is not working with Pacquiao, which means no fight this year.

On the same note Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, is also not sure about the dates. However, both of them have confirmed that Mayweather will not be Pacquiao’s opponent.

“We’re willing and able to fight Floyd anytime that he wants, but I don’t believe he is ready. Floyd just got out of jail,” said Koncz in an interview to ESPN.

“(Floyd is) spending time with his family. He’s enjoying his freedom. He has money left over from the last fight after being in jail for two months,” Koncz said. “I don’t see Floyd going into the ring until next year, but who knows?”

A mega-fight between the pound-for-pound kings, Pacquiao and Mayweather, is one of most eagerly awaited fights out there and almost everyone out there anxiously wants to see both fighters in the ring. However, every year, something or the other happens which brings their fight to a halt.

“I wish him all the luck in the world and so does Manny, but I don’t see Floyd fighting before us this year,” added Koncz.

“Right now, they’re scheduling it for the MGM Grand, but I’ve had discussions on it with (Top Rank chief executive) Bob (Arum), and it depends on what opponent we pick,” Koncz said regarding Pacquiao’s upcoming bout.

Well, all said and done, Pacquiao is having issues with his return to the ring because he has to be in his country to participate in the local elections, which are going to take place in October.

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1 Comment for “Michael Koncz says no Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao this year”

  1. Slanger

    I have got to laugh about that respond from Koncz. hahaha It’s almost like Koncz and Top rank are Floyd Mayweather Promoter too. hahaha NOT! We Americans already are aware they both don’t know what in the world is next for Mayweather. Also the last time Koncz an Top Rank spoke for Mayweather? He made them look like fools. One day they will focus more on really doing their job an try and promote Manny Pacquioa interest. If I was Manny Pacquiao? I wouldn’t fight another fight! unless it’s Mayweather. Now that would be grabbing the balls.

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