Floyd Mayweather jail sentence delayed to June 1, fight against Manny Pacquiao now possible for May 5

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 21: Floyd Mayweather during a training session at his gym in Chinatown on July 21, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

There's still at least a slight chance that Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao on May 5, 2012.

That's because a Nevada judge today ruled that "Money" won't have to begin serving his 90-day jail sentence until June 1, which allows him to fight on the date that both he and Pacquiao have said they plan to return to the ring.

But will it be against each other?

For now, it doesn't look that way. That's because Bob Arum, "Pacman's" promoter, told BoxingScene.com (via Bad Left Hook) that he's not looking at Mayweather for Pacquio's next bout. He did say, however, that if the Filipino fighting sensation wins on May 5 against whoever they line up, they would be open to making the superfight in November of this year.

Of course, all of this was said before the judge's ruling today and Arum's argument against attempting to make the fight was he didn't want to deal with a bunch of "what ifs."

Well, now he doesn't have to.

That means the next few weeks should be a very interesting time, indeed. Moral arguments regarding the judges ruling aside, anyone hoping this door opening leads to a boxing ring with Mayweather and Pacquiao in it?

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