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BOB ARUM: "MAYORGA VS. PACQUIAO WILL BE THE BIGGEST PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT OF ALL TIME"

By Ben Thompson | March 03, 2011
BOB ARUM:

Say what? Pacquiao vs. Mayorga? Biggest pay-per-view event of all time? Oh no he didn't! If that comment was coming from Mayorga's promoter, Don King, I could understand why it was said, but did Bob Arum really just imply that a bout between the best fighter in the world and a guy who's only had 1 fight in the past 2 1/2 years would shatter all pay-per-view records? "I don't think Mayorga beats Cotto. I just don't see it. If he does though, Mayorga vs. Pacquiao will be the biggest pay-per-view event of all time," Arum quipped during a national media conference call held earlier today to promote the March 12th showdown between WBA jr. middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga.

Well I'll be damned! He sure did say it. Granted, Arum did preface that comment by saying that he didn't think Mayorga had a shot at defeating Cotto, but still, if he truly believes that Pacquiao vs. Mayorga has the potential to do big business in the pay-per-view department, then perhaps he should be secretly rooting for the brash, cigarette-smoking Nicaraguan slugger next Saturday. Who knows, maybe he is. So is Bob Arum right? If Mayorga gets past Cotto, is a showdown with Pacquiao a better pay-per-view fight than a third fight with Marquez? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.



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