Pacquiao Conference Call Fizzles

By Marc Livitz on April 20, 2015
Pacquiao Conference Call Fizzles
Someone let out a long audible sigh and followed it with a good, old-fashioned “F Bomb”.

The all too familiar sounds of interference with a cell phone signal began to ring out across the interconnected airwaves…

Manny Pacquiao was set to take part in an international media teleconference call from his training camp in Hollywood this afternoon. As is usually the case, members of the press call in and are placed in a queue if they choose to ask questions. Clearly, working media were waiting patiently to hear Pacquiao’s thoughts on his upcoming bout with Floyd Mayweather, but all the anticipation which has surrounded it turned out to be but a figment of the imagination.

Still, the time is now and to some degree, the world, literally, will be watching. Hotel rooms sold out in a flash, plane tickets are at a premium and tickets to the most anticipated bout of this generation are in such demand that they shockingly have yet to go on sale.

Manny himself was able to get on the line for just a moment to check in and comment, “Hello, everyone. I feel very good that this fight is finally happening.” Just seconds later, the call was opened for queries to Pacquiao, yet the all too familiar sounds of interference with a cell phone signal and its respective call began to ring out across the interconnected airwaves. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum made it clear that he felt such calls were “ridiculous” just before the initial question was to be asked. Censorship was needed as the high pitched sounds echoed once again, which prompted someone (it is unclear as to who) let out a long audible sigh and followed it with a good, old-fashioned “F Bomb”.

The call was abruptly halted and is set to (hopefully) be rescheduled.

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