Pacquiao-Mayweather has sell-by date, HBO excecutive says
NEW YORK — The new president of HBO Sports says the long-desired Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather bout has a "sell-by date" of later this year or early next year.
Ken Hershman said Tuesday that after then, it becomes "less and less relevant."
Mayweather and Pacquiao are boxing's top two stars, and they have circled each other warily for more than two years. Both have said they're eager to fight, yet they still haven't reached a deal for what's likely to be the most lucrative bout in boxing history.
Hershman says if the two sides asked HBO to mediate, he'd be happy to, but doesn't expect that request. Otherwise, he says the network will stay out of the discussions.
Hershman says "I don't think the sport needs to be saved or believe all that hyperbole."
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close