Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum was up all night Saturday but not because he was glued on the screen watching Floyd Mayweather run his unbeaten record to 49-0 against Andre Berto, a guy whose sole purpose was to enchash his check.
“I didn’t even bother watch it,” Arum said when contacted yesterday afternoon.
Arum was more concerned about charting Manny Pacquiao’s next move but the 83-year-old Top Rank chief has a bit of a problem.
“I can’t arrange Manny’s next fight until the doctor sees him,” said Arum, who is eyeing to hold Pacquiaio’s comeback fight sometime in early-2016.
Arum has an idea who Pacquiao is facing probably next.
“Three names,” said Arum. “Amir Khan, Kell Brook and Terrence Crawford.”
Why is Mayweather not in the mix?
A Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch loks appetizing to stage as the opening show for the 20,000 MGM-AEG Arena being built in Las Vegas and set to open for business in April next year.
Arum scratched off Mayweather’s name because the undefeated American, who beat Pacquiao on points last May, has declared that he is hanging up his gloves.
“Mayweather? He said he’s going to retire,” added Arum.
In case Mayweather sticks to his word, Arum will have no choice but to select among the three.
Khan and Crawford have been mentioned before but Brook, also a Briton like Khan, is the new addition.