Bob Arum wants Pacquiao, Mayweather fight in Vegas, 30,000-seat temporary stadium possible

November 25, 2009 at 9:03 am by Terez in Boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao

Lets make some money already Terez..

Lets make some money already Terez..

Even under a gag order, it’s hard for Bob Arum to remain completely silent about a potential megafight between boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. The Top Rank chairman said Tuesday he’d like to see the fight take place in Las Vegas, the hometown of Arum and Mayweather and the site of Pacquiao’s greatest ring triumphs. But there is fierce competition from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who wants to put the fight in his new $1.3 billion, 80,000-seat stadium in Arlington, Texas. Arum also said New Orleans has shown strong interest in hosting the fight at the 70,000-seat Louisiana Superdome. “A lot of places want to host,” Arum said Tuesday at the Las Vegas Hilton, where he had a news conference to promote the Dec. 19 world middleweight championship fight between Kelly Pavlik and Miguel Espino in Youngstown, Ohio. “But for tax purposes, you have to have it in either Nevada or Texas, where there is no state income tax. That’s why we probably couldn’t have it in New York or New Jersey. “There’s talk the governor (Bobby Jindal) might waive the tax for this fight if it went to New Orleans. But he’d have to do that for it to have any chance of happening there.” One possible Las Vegas venue is a proposed 30,000-seat temporary stadium on the site formerly occupied by the Frontier across from Wynn Las Vegas. Public relations consultant Sig Rogich is working on the Frontier site on Arum’s behalf and has talked to Steve Wynn about partnering on the project. — Las Vegas Review-Journal

I don’t care if they fight in an abandoned warehouse.. as long as they fight. -TO