Pac-May bets out

first_imgRead Next Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTOFloyd Mayweather Jr. managed to get the sports world’s attention when he announced he will face Manny Pacquiao this year.But whether the highly sensational announcement, posted with an accompanying video via Instagram on Saturday while attending a music festival in Tokyo, will eventually gain ground remains to be seen.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. One day after the Mayweather antic that somehow stole some luster from the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin world title fight in Las Vegas, Pacquiao chose to keep his cards close to his chest.Insiders said the 39-year-old senator will make an official statement when he arrives back in Manila this week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPacquiao’s former handler, Top Rank Boxing, quickly downplayed the sequel to what was the richest megafight in history in 2015, where it will almost certainly won’t have any part of as both fighters already have their own promotional outfits.“Listen to me, I will not be involved in that fight, period,” said Top Rank boss Bob Arum in a CBS Sports interview. “Let other people do it. God loves them, let them make money. It’s not for me. I want to devote my time and effort to guys who are in the prime of their careers.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Davao Aguilas, Japan FC strike partnership Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Arum’s son-in-law, TRB president Todd duBoef, even compared the supposed Mayweather-Pacquiao II to the 2013 comedy film Grudge Match, featuring Sylvester Stallone and Robert de Niro as overaged boxers milking whatever’s left in their careers.But the bout, if it pushes through, won’t be a laughing matter considering that the 2015 fight garnered 4.6 million pay-per-view buys worth $410 million.Already, betting lines have been opened for the bout, with bets on the fight pushing through this December having the slight edge (-150 against +120).There are bets, too, on total PPV buys, total rounds and eventual winner.Venue is also being discussed online as Pacquiao is not likely to fight in the United States because of his tax problems. Mayweather, on the other hand, has Las Vegas as his favorite site.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img