Mum's the word on Pacquiao-Mayweather mediation
When boxing promoters aren't talking, you know something's happening.
The promoters for Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. declined this morning to talk to The Times following Tuesday's mediation meeting with retired federal judge Daniel Weinstein in Santa Monica.
Questions about whether Weinstein's compromise plan has been submitted, and if the fighters have reviewed the details remain unanswered at this hour.
The fighters and their representatives were originally scheduled to start promoting their tentatively scheduled March 13 mega-fight in Las Vegas on Monday in New York, but their heated disagreement over how drug-testing procedures should be applied put the bout in peril.
Pacquiao's camp has talked about instead seeking an eighth world title against super-welterweight champion Yuri Foreman, and the Filipino star has sued Mayweather and his representatives for defamation for allegedly implying Pacquiao has used performance-enhancing drugs even though he's never tested positive.
Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, Manny Pacquiao. Credit: Alastair Grant and Rick Bowmer / Associated Press.