Bob Arum: ‘We would like to fight Floyd Mayweather in the first six months of this coming year’

Manny Pacquiao dropped Chris Algieri six times during his victory in Macau, China (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, in Macau, China, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao again reminded the world why he is one of the game’s most dominant prizefighters with his 12-round domination over brave Chris Algieri.

Pacquiao was sharp, dropping his younger for six times over the course of their match, and the lopsided scores in his favor were well deserved.

Speaking with Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank’s Bob Arum, he too seemed pleased.

“It was like a throwback to the old Pacquiao,” Arum stated to HustleBoss.com on Wednesday morning. “He was fast, he was decisive, and he was powerful. I thought it was a very good performance.”

“I think that that concussive power, how hard he punches, is part of being Manny Pacquiao,” Arum would add when asked about the six telling knockdowns registered during the match.

The attention now turns to what the 2015 calendar year holds for the 35-year old champion from General Santos City, Philippines.

“We make no bones about it,” Arum continued. “We would like to fight Floyd Mayweather in the first six months of this coming year.”

As far as whether he believes we will truly see the dream fight come to fruition, Arum has his hesitations.

“I don’t know whether it will happen or it won’t happen, but I’m dealing with serious people [regarding the fight],” said Arum. “If it happens, that will be great. But can I assure everyone it is going to happen? Of course not.”

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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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