Pacquiao vs Bradley II: Bob Arum goes off on Golden Boy, Showtime, and Mayweather

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Bob Arum did some Bob Arum stuff today at the Pacquiao-Bradley press conference, shooting from the hip (Arum's hip, anyway) about Golden Boy, Showtime, and Floyd Mayweather.

It was a pretty normal press conference today for Saturday's fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley on HBO pay-per-view, and then Bob Arum got a little agitated right at the end, going off on a quick tirade that saw him blast Golden Boy Promotions, Showtime Sports, Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner, and everyone else he could think of.

Here are some quick quotes as I was able to catch them watching the live stream.

On Floyd Mayweather
"Why don't you ask the guy whose picture is up all over the building when he's going to fight somebody real?"

On the MGM Grand showcasing Mayweather-Maidana during Pacquiao-Bradley II weekend
"I know that - hell with it. The Venetian wouldn't make a mistake like this."

"They wouldn't have a guy with a 12-to-1 favorite fight all over the building."

On Venetian Macau vs MGM Grand (I think?)
"One company makes a billion a quarter, and the other hustles to pay its debt. There it is. Say it like it is. There it is."

On Saturday's card compared to the Mayweather-Maidana card
"All fights are even money or 2-to-1. Not 15-to-1 with a big guy who oughta be locked up for the way he tweets."

"Nobody on the card had to pay anybody off to get on the card, unlike some others on other networks."

And the apology...
"If whatever I said was incendiary, I'm an old guy, and I apologize."

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