Bob Arum, the Top Rank head still confident that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will eventually fight each other.
The two boxers are going to slug it out in 2012, despite Mayweather’s involvement in legal troubles following his 90 days imprisonment for domestic violence.
Pacquiao will likely fight sometime in the spring against an opponent to be named in January, now that Mayweather will be out of commission for the early months of 2012.
Arum will meet up with Pacquiao when the Filipino spends the new year in Las Vegas.
The possible opponents are Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley and Miguel Cotto.
Marquez and Bradley are the favorites to land the lucrative Pacquiao payday.
Had it not been for the conviction, Mayweather and Pacquiao would have reached an agreement, Arum said.
Pacquiao has already accepted two of Mayweather’s major demands: Olympic-style drug testing and a smaller revenue share.
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