After their face-to-face encounter during halftime of Tuesday night’s Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks game in Miami, boxing icons Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. met privately for more than an hour.
ESPN reported that the two talked inside Pacquiao’s hotel suite.
“It was very pleasant and very encouraging, and we give Floyd credit for coming over,” Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz said. “That’s the first time they ever sat eye-to-eye. I’ve met Floyd many times, but he and Manny had never had a chance to meet. They talked at halftime, but this was a longer, more serious meeting.”
“It was a business meeting, but it wasn’t a tense business meeting. I think that’s because they both have mutual respect for each other. We’ll determine what will happen over the next couple of days,” Koncz further stated.
He also revealed that the broadcasting issues were the main subject of Pacquiao and Mayweather’s private meeting.
“I told Floyd I would call [Pacquiao’s promoter] Bob [Arum of Top Rank] in the morning, and I did that and discussed them with Bob, and he assured us they have been worked out. I took care of it,” Koncz said. “I said to Floyd, and Manny agreed, that if those are the only two broadcasting issues, we would take care of them.”
It seems that a mega-fight between the famous boxers will finally become a realization as both of them expressed their desire to make the fight happen, according to Koncz.
ESPN also reported that it was Mayweather who took the initiative to call Pacquiao for a private dialogue, after they exchanged contact numbers during their brief talk at the American Airlines Arena.
This indeed looks promising and we can’t wait to have the fight on May 2!