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Floyd Mayweather: I'm not thinking about boxing

HBO Sports president Ken Hershman told a group

HBO Sports president Ken Hershman told a group of boxing writers during his introductory news conference at HBO's Manhattan office that the back-and-forth between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has become an obstacle to making other bouts. Photo Credit: Getty Images

So much for a quick resolution to the proposed Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather said he's not "rushing" into anything, while at a charity basketball game in Miami on Sunday.

"I'm not really thinking about boxing right now," Mayweather told the Associated Press. "I'm just relaxing. I fought about 60 days ago, so I'm just enjoying myself, enjoying life, enjoying my family and enjoying my vacation."

Mayweather let a deadline for making a deal for a mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao pass without so much as a response to Top Rank boss Bob Arum.

Mayweather's camp has remained silent throughout the negotiations. But speculation surrounding Mayweather's reasons for not making a committment have run rampant. Hus uncle and longtime trainer Roger Mayweather is set to stand trial in August for an allegedly assaulting a female boxer last year.

Talks between Mayweather and Pacquiao for a fight last March broke down in early January after the sides couldn't agree on random blood testing. Pacquiao fought and defeated Joshua Clottey at Cowboy Stadium on March 13, while Mayweather scored a unanimous-decision victory over Shane Mosley in May.

Although Arum's Friday night deadline passed with no agreement, he left the door open for Mayweather.

If Mayweather steps forward and signs on the dotted line before Pacquiao agrees to a bout with anyone else, the fight is still on. Based on Mayweather's statements on Sunday, the two aren't likely to hook up until early next year.

 

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