QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ May 11 2011, 02:37 AM)
Not that you would have any bias for Floyd with the interviews he does for FH & hanging out with him in Vegas.
Bias has nothing to do with anything. Someone said he was making up all the excuses, but considering that he barely speaks to anyone in the media, I find that hard to believe...especially since it's not true.
On the contrary, Bob Arum talks to just about every media outlet out there, and it has been Bob Arum that's been making up all of the excuses for Floyd.
First, Arum says the fight won't happen because Floyd has no right to ask for testing because it's the commission's job.
Then, Arum says the fight won't happen because Floyd insulted and defamed Pacquiao.
Next, Arum says the fight won't happen because Floyd's uncle and trainer, Roger, was dealing with legal issues...then he proceeds to tell all the media on that 3 AM ET conference call that we shouldn't blame Floyd for that.
Now, Arum just says the fight won't happen because of Floyd's legal issues.
Whether he's doing interviews with FH or not, facts or facts. Those were ALL excuses given to you by Bob Arum, not Floyd Mayweather.
Not once did Floyd ever say he wasn't available to fight. Bob Arum has manipulated the media and the fans to the point where they don't even question it anymore...they just blindly accept whatever he says.
Now, I'm not even defending Floyd on that because, truth be told, he's allowed Bob Arum to manipulate the media simply because he doesn't really care what they say about him. HOWEVER, I am saying that Floyd has never made an excuse to NOT fight Pacquiao. From day one, all he keeps saying is take the tests. Thus far, I have yet to hear Manny Pacquiao say, "I will agree to random blood and urine testing leading all the way up until the fight." Any time he or Arum are asked about that, they tap dance around the question or give a vague answer, like, "We've agreed to all his demands." Even when asked point blank if they agreed to random blood testing leading all the way up until the fight, Bob Arum simply replied, "Well, not exactly to the extent you just said, but it's been worked out." WTF does "worked out" mean? Did he agree or not? The minute I hear Pacquiao or Arum say they've agreed to random blood testing leading all the way up until the fight, then if Floyd comes up with some crazy excuse, then okay...I'll agree with that previous comment about him coming up with excuses. But thus far, Floyd has said one thing and one thing only....take the tests. Meanwhile, Bob Arum has offered up a slew of reasons why the fight isn't happening. I'm just sayin.
Sure was fun hanging out with him in Vegas though.
For the record, it's fun hanging out with Manny Pacquiao too....although sometimes you feel like he's talking about you when he all of a sudden switches from English to Tagalog.