Ariza rips into Arum, claims Mayweather is not fighting Pacquiao on May 2
Fitness coach Alex Ariza has opened up another can of worms with his words by stating that current fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr will not be facing arch-rival Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas.
Ariza, who worked with Mayweather for his recent victory over Marcos Maidana, has a chequered past in regards to ex-employers having been involved in public spats with Freddie Roach on the back of a previously successful spell with Pacquiao.
Attending a red carpet event, ironically for Pacquiao’s new movie ‘Manny’ which hits theaters this week, Ariza let slip that Mayweather plans to avoid taking the mega-fight, which either way will not go down well with both fighters involved.
“It’s not going to happen. We’re fighting May 2nd but it’s not going to be Manny Pacquiao,” said Ariza, according to abs-cbnnews.com, before going on to give Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum a piece of his mind; “Hopefully and eventually Bob Arum will blow away in the wind or whatever. As soon as we get rid of him, we can get it on,” blasted Ariza.
These latest comments, if true, will come as a hammer blow to the fans once again as Mayweather and Pacquiao would now have failed three times in total to make the dream clash of this generation happen.
Questions have to be raised about Ariza’s comments though as Mayweather is not one for letting his employees make announcements of that nature for him, so the trainer could find himself in hot water with the pound for pound king in future.