The fight of the decade may still be on…
With time running out to save a potential March 13 megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the camps are heading to mediation on Tuesday in an effort to work out their differences.
Mediator Daniel Weinstein will preside over the meeting in Santa Monica, Calif. Weinstein, a retired federal judge, also mediated the acrimonious dispute that kept Top Rank, Pacquiao’s promoter, and Golden Boy, which represents Mayweather, from doing fights together for almost two years.
“We’re going into mediation,” Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, told ESPN.com. “This guy was successful resolving our nutty problem before and hopefully he can be successful this time. He’s a guy who is a big fight fan and loves the sport, and I found him last time to be a delight to deal with. Everybody did.”
In a statement Monday to ESPN.com, Weinstein said the sides accepted the mediation without any conditions.
“After discussions with representatives of all parties I am satisfied that the parties are approaching the mediation in good faith,” he said. “Neither side is insisting on pre-conditions to its participation in the mediation, and both sides will present their positions in an effort to resolve the dispute.” [Source]
Hopefully they’ll resolve their differences and get back to what they do best and that is to go upside each others head.