By Jason Pribila in Los Angeles: Prior to the Antonio Margarito-Shane Mosley boxing press conference on Thursday at the Staples Center, Margarito’s promoter Bob Arum said that he planned to fly to the Philippines to speak with his boxer Manny Pacquiao
. Arum remained confident that the Pacquiao-Hatton fight would still take place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“The talks were never dead,” Arum stated, despite yesterday’s media reports to the contrary, “We’re texting like mad all the time. It’s free now, that’s how you do things now."
Bob Arum is texting to the Philippines. And who said that boxing promoters were unwilling to change with the times?
On a final note, Arum was asked if he was contacted by the retired Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s team about a possible fight with Pacquiao. Arum has not been contacted, but if he was, he would suggest that Floyd, “Show some balls and fight Margarito”.