Exclusive Interview: Bob Arum responds to Mayweather's statement of never working with him

By Kevin Davis

   

Karceno: Jan 25th, Mikey Garcia returns to face Juan Carlos Burgos. Now if Garcia is successful how realistic is a bout between him and Mike Alvarado?

  

Arum: "Yes that's right, from what I know both sides are interested in the fight."

  

Karceno: So what is the situation with Rigondeaux and the fact that HBO is just not interested in having him on the network right now.

  

Arum: 'Well those things take time to work around, I don't want to push it with them..you know..they're ratings really did drop off with Rigondeaux so.. we just wait for a couple of months, then start the campaign back up again."

  

Karceno: I know you read an interview in which Mayweather stated that he wont do business with you, but wishes you the best.

  

Arum: "I would just ignore that, because he says one thing, then the next thing you know he says something else, so I don't even listen to that."

 

Karceno: Yeah because he stated they are two reason he won't fight Pacquiao, One is because he will never do business with you, then the next is because we want to see Pacquiao numbers, and I'm saying to myself, why would you need to see the numbers for if you're not going to fight him anyhow, because he's with Arum?

 

Arum: "I know it's crazy, but yeah that's up to him."

 

Karceno: Have you guys reached out to Showtime and HBO and try to get some traction going?

 

Arum: "Yeah there was some mention about it but we can't keep chasing him."

 

Karceno: Is there a strong possibility off Bradley facing Pacquiao becoming finalized soon?

 

Arum: "Well we shall see, we are in deep talks with both camps, Provodnikov camp and with Bradley's camp, various camps. Then we shall make a decision."

  

Karceno: Last but not least, Miguel Cotto. How close are we to getting a fight between him and Sergio Martinez done?

Arum: "I'm optimistic, that the fight is going to happen, negotiations are going on now, and both guys want to do this fight."

  

Karceno: Will the fight be at a catchweight or at middleweight?

  

Arum: "That is one of the many things that are being discussed, right now."

  

karceno: well I wont keep you long.

  

Arum: "Great you have a Merry Christmas"

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