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article imageHighly-hyped Pacquiao-Mayweather match may not happen in 2011

By Leo Reyes     Dec 24, 2010 in Sports
The boxing fight everyone in the world wants to see may not happen next year as Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has signed-up to fight Shane Mosley on May 7, 2011.
Boxing fans were looking at late next year for the twice-postponed Pacquaio-Mayweather match after the confirmed Pacquiao-Mosley fight on May 7. Normally Pacquiao fights twice in one year.
The grim possibility stemmed from a series of arrests made by Nevada police for various crimes committed by the undefeated American boxer.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr was listed the second richest athlete in 2009 by several leading publications including Forbes Magazine. Tiger Woods was the highest-paid athlete with total income of $105 million. Pacquiao was ranked eighth.
Mayweather was detained at the Clark Country jail Friday after he was accused of poking a security guard in the face outside his home last November. He was arrested at the posh Bellagio Resort and Casino in the Las Vegas strip.
Initially, no bail was ordered and police initially said the 32-year-old Mayweather might remain in jail pending a court date but his lawyer worked with authorities to keep him out of jail for the meantime.
"It’s crazy. It gets crazy and crazy," said Arum, who returned to the U.S. Sunday after attending Pacquiao’s birthday celebration in General Santos City over the weekend.
"They’re out to nail him and I hope he’s taking it seriously because if he’s not taking it seriously, he can be away for a long, long stretch."
Pacquiao, who was accused by Mayweather of using performance enhancing drugs during his past fights, said he wishes Mayweather well in his legal battles.
"He (Mayweather Jr.) is facing a lot of problems. I hope he can find a solution so he can get back to fighting," said the eight-time world division champion and world’s top pound-for-pound fighter in Filipino.
Early in the year, Mayweather said he may decide to hang up his gloves for a year for two and a possible second retirement.
About three years ago, Mayweather retired from professional boxing with an unblemished record but decided to come back 21 months later to resume his boxing career. He fought twice since coming off retirement, winning both fights and successfully preserved his undefeated boxing record.
Mayweather, who is currently out on bail will appear in a Nevada court on January 24 to hear his side of the cases filed against him by Josie Harris, his former girl friend and mother of his three children.
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