Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum for the first time has touched on other reasons outside of Manny Pacquiao’s alleged tax issue with the IRS in the US that he and Pacquiao ended up parting company.
Pacquiao and Arum’s Top Rank enjoyed many years of success working together but as the old saying goes, all good things come to and end.
Speaking to Fight Hub, Arum said:
“At this point of time in his career with the problems of fighting in the United States and other problems we couldn’t do anything for him. Whether Haymon can (do that) remains to be seen. Haymon promised him a fight with Mayweather, good or bad, if that happens, he’ll make some money.”
He continued to say:
“We couldn’t solve the problems with the IRS, with what he owed. I don’t want to go into it because a lot of it is confidential.”
He also mentioned:
“And then the problem was even if we could have solved the problem with the United States tax issue and he came over here, he would come over (only) for one or two weeks and then if he did come over, you couldn’t get him on television because everyone remembers the anti-gay thing and they don’t want him around. So, it was very, very difficult.”
Pacquiao is currently scheduled to fight Adrien Broner on January 19th with the venue we understand to be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.