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Can Don King bring Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao together?

There was interesting blog post by ESPN's Dan Rafael about a meeting between super promoter Don King and Floyd Mayweather.

And yes, it has everything to do with a potential mega fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather sat next to King at ringside of the Devon Alexander-Andriy Kotelnik fight last Saturday.

And no, it wasn't just a coincidence. King and Mayweather have spent time together recently. No deal has been signed and no fight date has been set, but we all know the type of operator King is. He's convinced a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight could generate a $200 million purse.

Is King being truthful or is he blowing smoke? King and Top Rank boss Bob Arum have been at odds for years. Their personal relationship notwithstanding, these are two professionals at the top of their game. If Mayweather were to sign a promotional deal with King, there's little doubt negotiations would begin shortly with Top Rank.

This brings us to an interesting situation. Where does Golden Boy Promotions stand in all of this. Golden Boy has been Mayweather's promoter the last couple of years. Would he be willing to part with Oscar de la Hoya and company to team up with King? According to King, Mayweather got more money to stay with Golden Boy.

But King said Mayweather would get "soup to nuts treatment" if he signs with him, according to

As far-fetched as all of this seems, stanger things have happened. 


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