The long awaited and most expected May weather, Manny Pacquiao fight could just be a matter of time with both the welterweight champions showing great personal interest in the competition.
Both of them have shown great interest May weather’s intent is known via a video post over the social networking site, Instagram, while Pacquiao has stated it in an interview with Fox News.
“I’m thinking that the fight will happen,” said Pacquiao.
“So confidently within a week’s time, we can hear from them and confirm the fight…I don’t want that [the fight not to happen] when I retire boxing, and there’s a big question to the minds of the fans.”
It was quite a few weeks before where both the welterweight title holders were said to have met in a hotel to thrash out about the bout, with May weather leaking a small clip on social networking site.
The video makes clear about May weather’s seriousness about the fight, where he has said: “I congratulate him [Pacquiao] on his career.
“He had a wonderful career and I had a wonderful career, but before we leave the sport, of course we have to make this fight happen.”
Boxing fans round the globe want the fight to shape up as well.
With the intent of the boxers been disclosed clearly, it is HBO and Showtime that’s facing pressure and they seem to have been a major hindrance for the fight, nevertheless, HBO has told that they are not a hurdle to the fight.
While Pacquiao is contracted with HBO, May weather is contracted with Showtime.
Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, just a few days ago stated that both the networks have agreed to a deal, but Showtime chief Stephen Espinoza made it clear that a deal had not been completed.
More than a few media reports have asserted over the past few days or so that the private deals for the competition between the boxers have been agreed, counting a better financial share for the American in the tune of 60-40.
It is of no importance, how much HBO says that they are not an impediment, it is the network deal, which has not made the grade to see the fight happen.
The major impediment is the terms for the deferred air of the shared pay-per-view.
Despite the difference of opinion, both networks, at the same time are aware of the money that they will be making from this fight, so it is expected that the networks will come to a common agreement in the end.