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Mayweather Jr. another excuse?

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s comments hinting at his retirement from boxing has gone largely undetected by Congressman Manny Pacquiao, who is enjoying a vacation with his family in the United States.

“Wala pang reaksyon si Manny. Nagbabakasyon pa siya [Manny is yet to comment on the issue. He's still on vacation.],” said Pacquiao’s chief of staff Jake Joson to Yahoo! Southeast Asia, adding, “Let’s just leave everything to [Bob] Arum.”

Mayweather said in his video interview for the Make-A-Wish Foundation that he’ll be taking couple of years off the ring.

“I want to devote my time in my boxing gym and just give back to the homeless,” said Mayweather in his interview.

In an ABS-CBN report, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is not buying what Mayweather had said and believes that he “was just babbling.”

“You never know with Floyd. Sometimes he just talks for the sake of talking. If Floyd plans to take a year or two off, we should be seeing a formal press release soon,” Arum said as quoted by boxingscene.com.

“Nagpapataas presyo lang si Mayweather [Mayweather just wants to get a higher percentage in his purse],” added Joson in his phone interview with Yahoo! Southeast Asia.

But if ever the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout will not push through, Joson has this to say, “Kilala naman natin si Manny na as a boxer kahit sino lalabanan nya [As a boxer, Manny will fight anyone].”

A possible rematch between Pacquiao and new WBA super-welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, who finished off Yuri Foreman at the Yankee Stadium, is Arum’s Plan B according to a Philstar.com report.

Pacquiao will be back in the Philippines on June 14 to prepare for his legislative duties as representative of the lone-district of Sarangani, said Joson.

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (Nov. 13-15): Pacquia-Cotto fight dominates nationwide television

Here are the very distinctive television ratings for November 13 - 15, 2009 whereas the Aired Pacquia-Cotto Fight dominates Philippine television. Listed below are the highest television rated shows for the morning, afternoon and evening timeslots:

November 13, 2009

Morning:       Showtime (ABS-CBN) 15.5%

Afternoon:  Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) 23.5%

Evening:       24 Oras (GMA-7) 30.5%

November 14, 2009

Morning:      Joey’s Quirky World (GMA-7) 11%

Afternoon:  Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) 24.3%

Evening:      Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) 25.3%

November 15, 2009

Morning:    Firepower: Pacquia vs. Cotto The Primer (GMA-7) 32%

Afternoon: Firepower: Pacquia vs. Cotto (GMA-7) 50.4%

Evening:     Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 25.7%

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Pacquiao – Mayweather jr. Closer with Cotto’s Refusal

manny "pacman" pacquiao Last Tuesday May 19,2009, uerto Rican newspaper, Primera Hora, that he would not fight pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao at a weight below 145 pounds, a declaration that, if he sticks to it, seems to all but negate the possibility of the two men ever fighting each other.

Despite the public’s clamoring for Pacquiao to fight the returning Floyd Mayweather Jr. later this year, Bob Arum of Top Rank, who promotes both Pacquiao and Cotto, has been pushing this potential Pac Man/Cotto matchup in the press since Pacman defeated Ricky Hatton in two rounds earlier this month.The weight issue, though, looks to be a major stumbling block. Where Manny’s team was willing to take a gamble at 147 pounds to face the aging Oscar De La Hoya, now it insists Pacquiao stay in the 140-pound zone, especially if he is going to step in there with a welterweight monster like Cotto. Clearly, they feel that with Manny’s star power growing by the day, they have the juice to dictate the terms to anyone who wants to face the Pac Man Express.

One of Pacquiao’s advisers, Michael Koncz, said as much recently to The Philippine Star: “It’s really up to Manny at what weight he’d like to fight Cotto, if at all … Manny might want to bring it down to 142 … This fight would mean more to Cotto than to Manny. If a limit of 142 is agreed, let Cotto struggle to make weight, not Manny.”