“I think I’ll definitely be appreciative of the moment,” he said. “I think it’s going to be cool just to see familiar faces. I think it’s going to be cool to see love and support and [people] just being thankful for what you did. Unless you’re just cold-blooded, everybody’s going to feel something with that. At the same time, it’s not like my retirement ceremony where I can get a chance to get real emotional. I’m trying to come in there and beat Ahtyba Rubin Jersey their butt. And they’re going to try and beat our butt, so we got to get to the competitive part of the game as well.”
“After the fight in the ring, Manny told me that the Senate will be in recess for eight weeks between the middle of March and the middle of May,” Arum said. “I don’t think for a Mayweather fight that Manny would want to train like he did for Vargas by training in the Philippines and coming over [to the United States] two weeks in front of the fight.
“It’s not the worst-case scenario for him to maybe train Anthony McCoy Jersey for two weeks in the Philippines and then come here and do the last week six weeks during that recess. But he’s definitely fighting in the spring, so I have to plan for dates.
“Manny volunteered the information to me about the schedule. It has to do with the schedule, regardless of whether he is fighting Mayweather or somebody else.”
While Arum does not know for sure if Mayweather will return, the promoter said Haymon told him recently that he probably would.
Arum said he and Haymon spoke a few months ago when he was negotiating for Pacquiao to fight Adrien Broner, the former four-division titleholder and a Haymon client.
Ultimately, Broner did not agree to the money and Vargas got the fight with Pacquiao instead, but Arum said during that conversation he asked Haymon if he thought Mayweather would come back and “he told me he thought the chances were better than not that he would come back.”
If Mayweather does come back, there really is only one fight that makes sense — and a lot of dollars — to do it for.