Jerry's Title Fight Plans KO'ed

Boxing match not coming to Texas.

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    Is this a race for city council or a boxing match?

    Jerry Jones' dream of bringing the biggest boxing match in a decade to Arlington hit the mat.

    For unspecified reasons, Cowboys Stadium is out of the running to host the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather title fight next spring, ESPN.com reports.

    Boxing promoters Bob Arum, Richard Schaefer and HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg were supposed to meet with Cowboys officials at the stadium Wednesday for a tour of the facility and to talk with Cowboys owner Jones about a site fee for the fight.

    "Richard called me last night and said he won't go to Texas," Arum said. "And I told him to call Ross and tell him. And then I called Ross and said, 'You don't want me to go if he's not going. If Jerry Jones offers me money for the fight, what is Pacquiao going to do? Go in the ring alone?' Schaefer just said, 'I'm not going to Texas. I'm not going to the do the fight in Texas. I'm not going to waste my time.' That's the explanation."

    ESPNDallas.com said the Cowboys declined comment on the situation.