Our long international nightmare will soon be over.
I guess Midsummer Madness came early this year as Lindsay Lohan has been slapped with a 90 day jail term.
I guess the judge was not impressed as I am by the fact that Lohan has come up “clean” on almost as many drug tests as Manny Pacquiao.
Russian and American spies may soon be traded like a collection of old baseball cards. That’s not very James Bondish, is it?
The tiresome, oh so tiresome, LeBron James saga concludes on national television Thursday night as King James, who was has won neither an NBA title nor a single game in the finals, reveals whether he will remain in Cleveland or move to New York, Miami or Chicago (the Nets seem to be in his rearview mirror).
Equally as tiresome is the Floyd Mayweather-Pacquiao will they fight on Nov. 13 or will it be the 12th of Never boreathon (if that’s a word?).
Putting L’il Floyd’s little scavenger hunt aside, this melodrama is losing public interest day by day.
But, as he lolled on a Puerto Rican beachfront, Uncle Bob Arum assured me Thursday afternoon that the other boxing shoe will drop by next Friday, meaning we must suffer through one more week of tedium if not despair.
Arum even joked about the King James soap opera.
“Mayweather is waiting to see where LeBron is going,” the longtime, ardent Knicks fan said. “Then Floyd is also going to go with that team.”
So, I asked the Top Rank honcho, who has to initiate the next communication, you or Mayweather adviser Al Haymon?
As if by rote, Arum barked: “No comment, no comment, no comment.”
I cut him off before he could get to a fourth “no comment.”
Promoter Bob Arum continues to say Pacquiao will be fighting either Mayweather, Margarito or Cotto on Nov. 13 (Associated Press Photo)
“Next week tells the story,” Arum said as he got ready for the Bernabe Concepcion-Juan Manuel Lopez title bout in Islan Encanta. “We have the fight but subject to Mayweather’s acceptance.”
I asked if there is an actual “drop dead” date and, thankfully, Bobala did not disappoint.
“If Mayweather accepts, if we have the fight for November…we’ll know that by next Saturday and., if it is a go, we will announce it on the following Monday.”
If not, as previously plotted by Arum, he will move on to a Pacman against Antonio Margarito or Pacquaio-Cotto II event, either one fighting the Pinoy Idol on Nov. 13.
If Mayweather-Pacquiao comes to fruition for Nov. 13, that leaves a Dec. 4 date in which Top Rank would stage another “in house” bout, the sure to be controversial rematch between the Puerto Rican slugger and the Mexican Mauler.
This may seem like a loose thread but Arum even said he has an open mind, should Mayweather demur and decide he wants Pacquiao next year, to a Mayweather-Cotto bout. But he added no one has discussed such a bout with him from the Mayweather side.
“Hypothetically, if they said Mayweather would fight Miguel on Dec. 4, I’d say let’s discuss the terms and then go to my fighter on that.”
One more week, one painful week, to go.
Keep telling yourself, Mayweather Maniacs and Pacquiao Worldwide Army faithful, it’s only a movie.
It’s up to King Floyd as to whether he hears your pleas or defers and leaves us all consolation prizes.
Does he respect all the fans or consider them just, well just scavengers?
The main thing is the hunt is nearly over.