Tuesday, Jan. 5 was the big mediation day for the upcoming March 13, 2010 proposed super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr, but both fighters camps have stayed hush on the subject.
Mayweather was represented by Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, and Golden Boy CEO, Richard Schaefer.
Manny Pacquiao’s representatives were Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions and Top Rank President Todd DuBoef.
The Mediator of this meeting was Daniel Weinstein a retired federal judge who also handled the Manny Pacquiao promotional contract dispute between Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank Promotions back in 2007. Both sides were able to work out a deal leaving Top Rank the main promoter of Manny Pacquiao and Golden Boy Promotions with secondary rights to Pacquiao.
Mayweather and Pacquiao representatives stayed at Daniel Weinstein’s office in Santa Monica, California for nearly nine hours to try and work out a compromise mainly on the Olympic style drug testing, blood tests which detect human growth hormone, EPO, and other illegal steroids.
After the mediation meeting both parties involved for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao said they were advised not to make any public comments on the situation which could endanger the ongoing mediation process for the boxing match.
If both Mayweather and Pacquiao promoters come to an agreement on the blood and drug testing issue the fight will be hosted at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and the set date of March 13, 2010.
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