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Pacquiao vs Mayweather TV deal obstacle is solved, two issues remain

While Manny Pacquiao goes back to the Philippines after attending the National Prayer breakfast with President Barack Obama and Floyd Mayweather Jr enjoys his travel using his private jet, the negotiation for the mega fight continues to unfold.

Today Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, said that HBO and Showtime have agreed on how they would broadcast the fight. It has been in the news recently that the television contracts of Pacquiao with HBO and Mayweather with Showtime have a big gap to fill in.

Arum also said that they had four issues and they resolved two and that they are working to resolve the other two.

“The remaining issues are obviously important to the participants, and are things we have to work out,” Arum said.

“There are a few significant issues remaining on both the fighter side and the network side of this deal,” said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president for Showtime Sports. “While we are optimistic, it’s a bit premature to say that the networks are in total agreement.”

The mega fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather could be the biggest of all in the history of Pay-Per-View and even the entire revenue. Expected revenue for the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight could reach above $200 million. Pacquiao’s camp earlier agreed to have a 60/40 split in which Mayweather gets the 60. Mayweather will get at least $120 million for this fight.

Mayweather has been using his Twitter to update his fans about the negotiations. The undefeated boxer even directed his Twitter followers to visit FightHype about the latest on Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiation.

Arum didn’t specify the two issues remained unsolved. HBO claimed that they are not the impediment in making the deal. Afterward, Mayweather clarifies that his camp is not holding up the negotiation.

If both Mayweather and Pacquiao camps are telling the truth of not being the problems, then it is imminent that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will push through.

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