Bob Arum says Pacquiao-Mayweather fight could happen as early as first half of next year
Bob Arum says after the Chris Algieri fight, Manny Pacquiao should be getting ready for the bout against Floyd Mayweather. Jerome Ascano

TOP Rank big boss Bob Arum still believes Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will clash in a superfight, and it could happen as early as the first half of next year.

Arum said in an interview with that negotiations with Mayweather’s camp has been ongoing.

“I am optimistic that it can happen as early as the first six months of next year,” Arum said.

“Yeah, we have started, but I can’t talk about it,” he added.

In the interview, the 83-year-old Arum also expressed elation at Pacquiao’s new found dedication in training.

Watch full interview of Bob Arum


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