Floyd Mayweather Jr. Rips Bob Arum, Arum Says Mayweather Fears Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. now says he has "nothing against" Manny Pacquiao. His new target is an old target: Bob Arum. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. went to video again, but this time didn't get himself into any trouble like the last time we saw Floyd release something out into the wild. This time around, Mayweather mostly bashed Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, and pointed out that he has "nothing against Manny Pacquiao."

You can see the video at FightHype by clicking here. It's about 15 minutes in length, and is actually fairly interesting, at least if you consider anything Floyd says to be interesting anymore. And parts of it do feel like an attempt at some image rehabilitation, which I found a bit revealing personally. For instance, on the topic of blood testing, Floyd is a little softer spoken than he has been in the past. That, also, has gotten him into trouble before.

Mayweather did slam Arum for calling Pacquiao the greatest of all time, noting that when Arum promoted Mayweather, he made similar statements about the man then known as "Pretty Boy" Floyd. He also called Arum a "middleman."

Arum has responded, and Michael Marley has the quotes. Here's just a sample:

"Are you talking about someone who is normal? Who else has so many (criminal cases) incidents like he does? He is not normal. He can’t target Manny so he goes after me, the old fart. I’m an easier target in and out of the ring."

We're still a long way off from the two parties laying off one another, it would appear. And Arum and Mayweather have a far older and likely far more personal ax to grind than do Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who mostly just stays quiet on the subject. "Quiet" is not something either Mayweather or Arum specialize in, so it could be only a matter of time before these two start getting really nasty.

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