Hope boxing fans to watch the big fight between Filipino super star Manny Pacquiao versus U.S. boxer, Floyd Mayweather again dashed. Promoter Bob Arum said the fight that should be held in May almost certainly canceled due to economic problems and inadequate facilities.
"The fight was off. But we have another plan to spread them out in November. Earlier we had planned in May, but it is not possible," said Arum, Thursday (19/01/2012).
With this cancellation, then Pacquiao's next fight will continue its schedule of upcoming June 9. Arum did not mention who the boxer is going to face Pacquiao. But some names, such as Timothy Bradley, Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez and Lamont Peterson nominated.
Though it was designed in November, yet also guarantees Pacquiao fight could be held. Because after June Mayweather had an obligation to report the police and social workers serving a sentence for 90 days due to criminal acts of violence committed against her lover.
Cancellation of the mega fight between Pacquiao against Mayweather is not the first time. Last year the fight both fighters are also nevertheless held after Manny Pacquiao refused to obey the rules of Olympic-style drug testing as requested by management Mayweather.
Olympic rules require athletes to be tested against the use of medicinal drugs using random sampling method with the taking of blood and urine before and after the fight. This procedure can detect whether athletes use drugs or do not appear in his own urine, because this procedure has been thoroughly tested.
Cancellation of this match will also make Mayweather disappointed. The reason for the fight with Pacquiao, Mayweather willingly suspended prison sentence. "Prison sentence has been postponed due to the fight date is set," said 34-year-old boxer.
Pacquiao himself was not willing to wait on the challenge of Mayweather because Mayweather was originally not on the list next fight was coming.
Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach said the boxers duel with Mayweather worth the wait. He even refers to this fight worth held in Dallas, Texas or Dubai "Dallas a good place because it could bring in 100 thousand people at Cowboys Stadium. But Dubai is also good because a lot of money collected," he said.