Top Rank denies Pacquiao-Mayweather clash in Sept

Rappler.com
Pacman-Mayweather fight still no go following rumors of a September clash

NOT TRUE. Rumors floating around of a confirmed bout in September between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have been shot down by a Top Rank Inc. source. File photos by Showtime Boxing and Team Pacquiao/Mike Young

MANILA, Philippines – A Pacquiao-Mayweather clash this year?

“(One) must have partied pretty good on New Year’s Eve to fall for that (Pacquiao-Mayweather September 2014 clash).” 

That’s how a source within Top Rank Inc. scoffed at the reports saying the much-awaited Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. showdown is a go in September.

The Latino Post was among the first to report, quoting YouTube boxing channel 78Sports TV. The boxing channel said a reliable source confirmed the bout.

PhilStar.com also earlier reported that Pacquiao and Mayweather will fight in September, quoting the Latino Post and the YouTube boxing channel.

A Top Rank source Rappler talked to however denied the reports.

Long-time boxing commentator Ronnie Nathanielsz, a personal friend of Pacquiao, also tweeted that Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s adviser, told him not to believe the reports.

“Mike Koncz told me it has to be Manny or himself to confirm this story and advises us not to believe it until either of them do.”

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