Mayweather vs Pacquiao Is Not Happening Next, Says Roger Mayweather

Roger Mayweather says Victor Ortiz didn't want to fight, and Mayweather vs Pacquiao won't happen soon. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Roger Mayweather tells Chris Robinson of the Examiner that Manny Pacquiao won't be next for his nephew Floyd, and that Victor Ortiz didn't want to fight on Saturday:

"I knew it was going to happen. ... I told [Floyd], ‘Keep walking to him, keep walking to him.' That motherfucker didn’t want to fight. ... I know he ain't going to fight Pacquiao. So I don’t know who he’s going to fight, but I’m sure somebody will fight Floyd."

I'm sure it's of zero surprise to most of you that Mayweather is not really targeting Pacquiao for his next fight, or even really considering it. But do keep in mind this goes both ways. Top Rank, Pacquiao's promoters, are also not really looking in Floyd's direction.

Honestly, I sort of think the only way the fight happens at a useful time in their careers is if they both promote themselves and their teams just work out the details without a promoter involved. I'm not saying that to bash or blame Bob Arum, Todd duBoef, or anyone else at Top Rank. It's not that. It's just that the wounds between Mayweather and Arum are exceptionally deep, the drug testing issue seems a sticking point for Arum as much if not more than for Manny, and promoters rightly want a good-sized piece of the pie, too.

Given what we know about Mayweather Economics, him dealing with Top Rank again just isn't likely to happen. There's a certain ego involved and a pride involved that I can't see allowing Arum to cut a deal for something like that with Floyd.

Pacquiao, of course, fights again on November 12 against Juan Manuel Marquez.

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