QUOTE (thehype @ Aug 21 2011, 07:23 PM)
That's fucked up and yet oh so funny.
Seemed to me like you were implying that you had no idea what point the articles on the front page were trying to point out. In my opinion, it seemed fairly obvious that if you read above, below, and between the lines, it looks as though Bob Arum is covering his tracks, and the easiest way to do that is to eliminate the people following the tracks. I figured as long as you've been around here, you would know that, but clearly, I'll have to start doing a better job of making it more crystal clear.
I know what articles were trying to point out. And I know this is not you making shit up, but sourcing people close to the information.
My point is that the sources close to the information seem
to be all over the place - Koncz is out. Koncz says he's in. MP8.com is unofficial. Arizia says Koncz is out. MP8.com is Official. Manny says Koncz is in. Vision Qwest is in. Vision Qwest is out...etc etc.
At face value, it would seem Arum is covering his tracks. Perhaps Arum is such a shark that he knows how dumb Manny/Manny's team are that he's trying to milk the fuck out of them. I wouldn't be surprised. If that was the case, wouldn't VQ be able find the improprieties?
I also wouldn't be surprised if, even though Manny might be getting terms that were unfavorable, it was all done legally (I'm not saying it is or it isn't). So, what was it after a year of investigatory work (it didn't even take the ENRON people that long to get to the bottom of it after shit started to stink), that would cause Manny to kick them to the curb?
Arum has no authority to hire/fire Vision Qwest. I'd like to know how it is that VQ came into Manny's employ, and how it was that after a year on his payroll, they and their investigatory work was so easily dismissed by Pacquiao? The power of attorney is standard. They would need that to access all those contracts, etc. Its a LOT more efficient to get access to all past legal contracts, etc, with a blanket executed Power-of-Attorney than it would be tracking Manny down for his authority for every single thing.
Truth is though, after first learning of VQ through this site and just doing some digging on them, they seem all wrong for the job, and I stated as much back on page 2. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. I just said it doesn't smell right. So, that Manny got suspicious of VQ doesn't surprise me. Perhaps they got a whiff of how much of a mark Manny is and tried to get in on the sweepstakes.
As I've kinda maintained, I tend to like to let these things play out, as experience has shown me that things are never as black and white as the sources close to the situation would have us all believe. That's all.