Teddy Atlas says his sources say Pac-man camp e-mailed Mayweather's camp asking what are the penalties for testing positive.. and if they could keep it a secret.
Again this is from sources from Teddy Atlas who stated "they HAVE seen the emails".
Teddy also stated most of people (the ones who buy the PPV the average joe .. says "Why is Pac-man walking away from so much money, why won't he take a blood test"? "What does he have to hide?
Also Mayweather agreed to "14 days" (Blood testing)before the fight Pac-man wants 21 days... seems very fishy to me!
Teddy kind of went hard on Pac-man .. but if these e-mails are verified which Teddy believed they are .. is NOT good news.
Very funny Freddie Roach gets interviewed he says what is Floyd going to fight "Paulie".. UMM didn't ARUM bring up Paulies name too for about a week? Then it shifted to YURI foreman and now Clottey.
I hope if this is true Floyd releases these emails.. and Pac-man is forced to take blood testing.. I still think if this is true.. Pac-man will fight Floyd.. (he has to).
Think about it, if Floyd's camp has the emails.. from pacman's camp Floyd will MAKE Pac-man fight without the PED or risk those emails being leaked.
I was shocked when Teddy dropped this news because he is usually anti- mayweather.
Clottey is flying in but he has NOT signed NOR AGREED to fight Pac-man.
I think this is desperation on Arum's part.. he has picked 3 different opponents in about 3 weeks!
Again this is NOT signed yet, not even AGREED upon by Clottey.
Feel free to comment back (what I wrote is straight from ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights) this is not made up...
I'm not on either side, I'm like everyone else.. I JUST WANT THESE TWO GUYS TO FIGHT ALREADY!
I know to many, this many seem like oh a conspiracy theory. Please listen to this... we already don't trust boxing... but now last night do you realize there was 3 people PROMOTING the fight, and TWO of them were IN the RING!
Marquez Productions? HMM new one to me! Money Promotions, and GOLDEN boy Productions... ? This is way too suspicious.
Why do you think Marquez could care one bit about Floyd's weight? The fight was made to go the distance, Marquez keeps his name and everyone will say it was the weight, clear cut case (which is partially true).
Secondly we ALL know Floyd could of easily finished him, but the agreement was made, Marquez goes back down in weight. The loss really doesn't matter as long as he doesn't get KO'd he wins in every category. Realize each man gets a CUT from the PPV.
Floyd got 10 million BEFORE PPV, Marquez 2 million plus most of the 600,000 from Floyd.
I will say there were many buys and Marquez will clear about 6 million after PPV buys and Floyd will Clear about 10 million MORE.
Do you remember when Oscar moved up to fight Hopkins and took a dive in the 9th from a body shot which wasn't even hard. Guess what HOPKINS and Oscar became partners.
Now Mosley,Hopkins,Barerra,Marquez,and Oscar are ALL in it together.
Pac-man, Cotto and Clottey (Arum) are some of the big players NOT under that umbrella.
MY advice is be careful of ALL HBO fighters, Oscar has full control over HBO!
Showtime will have the tournament starting next month this is a FAIR and GOOD tournament.
It's a sad state boxing is in, us fans NOT getting what we want, we are getting to see what the promoters want us to see. Now the fighters themselves have a hand in the cookie jar, how can you trust any fighter who stands to make a ton promoting his own fight?
Think about it Marquez is 36 he promoted the fight also, got 2 million straight up, and will make another 6 million on PPV BUYS. Floyd is now part of all off this... I knew I smelled a rat when he fought Hatton and said he was retiring/leaving for a while.
He then said "Money Promotions and Golden Boy" will be the best. Now we have Marquez Production, this is getting a bit ridiculous lets not forget Hatton promotions.
Clearly evident in the fight, there was an agreement Floyd will look like the old Floyd and Marquez will just be a victim who got baited into taking a fight too many weight classes above him.
I know these fighters are all about making money, but they're bankrolling the viewers money into their own production company and not even competing anymore, why fight when you can make an agreement where BOTH fighters end up with a ton of money and no one gets hurt.- Except the viewers!
My advice is be careful Oscar is taking over Boxing, he got Marquez in this fight, made him part of his umbrella for future promoting.
I may stick to showtime!
I like Nate here because I feel the juice is way too high.
Nate is moving up, well he has to anyways he cannot make 135. He's much older but much more experienced.
Bradley needed a serious adjustment in the Holt fight, granted Holt is a very dangerous puncher and has a good jab, Holt isn't there mentally for the whole fight, if he was Bradley wouldn't be here right now in this fight.
So yes Bradley can make adjustments, but Nate doesn't need to because he's so Technically Sound.
If Bradley can keep this an OUTSIDE Boring fight, he can get the nod here, but from what I've seen he cannot stay composed for 12 rounds, and once Nate gets on the inside he will find a good home all night.
For this reason I like Nate, I'm not sold on Timothy Bradley, yes Nate is not the puncher HOLT was but realize Bradley,, wasn't just stunned or a flash knock down, he was hurt seriously in the first round, how he got up I don't know. The 12th round wasn't a flash knock down either.
Both men have great defense, but they've both been on the Canvas. I will go with the veteran here at +250 remember this is a small play.
I believe for Bradley to win he needs to keep it very simple and boring.. and Nate will NOT allow that if anyone can get on the inside and break you down Nate is the guy.
It may take Nate a few rounds but I believe mid-fight you will see Nate coming alive.
Also a tiny play on +550 Nate by TKO.
Both plays are very small as Nate is 37 and we don't know how much he has left but with this juice you don't have much to lose and a lot to gain.
I don't advise anyone to go big on either fighter, but that is my personal opinion I see this fight as a toss up but I see Nate getting on the inside.. mid-fight and winning this.
I'm not sold on Bradley, and taking such High odds with Nate even at 37.. is worth the small risk.
Good luck to everyone!
Pacquiao says 'no fight yet' with Mosley
9:09 AM, June 4, 2009
Shane Mosley has made no bones about his desire to fight Manny Pacquiao,
appearing on ESPN's "SportsCenter" to call him out, then announcing in
the last week that he's willing to fight at a catch weight against
boxing's top pound-for-pound fighter and accept a 60-40 split of the
purse for an Oct. 17 bout.
On Wednesday, Mosley's publicists released "news" implying Pacquiao wanted to fight Mosley next.
That isn't necessarily true, Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum told The Times later Wednesday. And now Pacquiao's saying it, too.
In his own press release, Pacquiao was said to be
"surprised and flattered over the enterprising reports which came out
in the media that a fight with Sugar Shane Mosley has been forged
"It's funny that I am the last man to know about
this supposed fight. I know everyone wants to fight me and I have said
I will fight anyone, including Mosley," Pacquiao said. "But I have not
heard from my promoter or have seen any contract or fight detail. So,
there is no fight yet."
"I am flattered that even the great Sugar Shane
Mosley is now going after me by any means. I am not closing the door on
any negotiations, though, and I trust my promotional and training team
to make the best decision for me."
"I am not blaming people for coming up with ideas
to lure me to fight them. I have said it before and I will say it
again, I will not run away from a great fight. Floyd Mayweather
is even using reverse psychology, saying he will not agree to fight me
for a 50-50 purse. Of course everyone wants to fight me."
"We will make the announcement at a proper time and a proper place after all the fight details have been discussed."
Pacquiao, 30, has won world titles in six divisions, including his May 2 second-round knockout of England's Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao will watch Miguel Cotto
fight in New York on June 13, then huddle with his team to discuss his
next bout. He could decide to fight Cotto, Mosley, or wait to see the
July 18 bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez, whom he has already fought twice.
In his Thursday news release, Pacquiao announced,
"For sure, my next match will be on June 18 to 21 and it will be
against some of the best darters in the world" -- the $100,000 Pacmania
II Darts Tournament in Burbank.