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Pacquiao’s dare to Mayweather: Let’s fight for charity

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao: ‘Dream fight for charity’. AP photos

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao apparently has had enough of taunts from Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The eight-division Filipino world boxing champion finally threw down the gauntlet.

Saying he did not want to disappoint boxing fans around the world, Pacquiao on Saturday night challenged the undefeated American fighter to face him in the ring— and donate all the proceeds from their fight to charities.

“I’m not desperate to fight him just for the sake of money or material things. I’m not the one seeking this fight; rather it’s the boxing fans all over the world,” Pacquiao told the Inquirer on the phone.

Pacquiao said he was willing to fight Mayweather anytime, anywhere—even without a single centavo as prize money.

“I am ready to submit myself to any kind of stringent drug testing,” the Sarangani congressman said.

“Above all, I challenge him to include in our fight contract that both of us will not receive anything out of this fight. We will donate all the proceeds from the fight—guaranteed prize, should there be any, gate receipts, pay-per-view and endorsements—to charities around the world.”

Pacquiao said Mayweather should agree to such a fight—if the American was not afraid to meet him.

For fans’ sake

Pacquiao said he had nothing more to prove in the world of boxing.

“I have carved my own niche in the annals of boxing,” the Filipino champ said. “There’s no reason why I should be desperate to fight him. But since boxing fans worldwide are seeking and demanding a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, I don’t want to disappoint them.”

During his trip to South Africa on Wednesday, Mayweather suggested that Pacquiao’s renewed desire to make their mega-fight happen came out of desperation after the Filipino’s back-to-back losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, and his tax problems.

Pacquiao, however, said he had moved on from those losses, as proved by his classic performance against Brandon “Bambam” Rios in Macau in November last year. Pacquiao beat Rios by a unanimous 12-round decision.

“As to my tax problem, my lawyers are fixing it already,” Pacquiao said.

“I’m paying my taxes religiously. It is just a matter of reconciling our records with the tax agencies both here and abroad. Should there be any discrepancy, rest assured, I will settle it. I’m a lawmaker and I’m a law-abiding citizen.”

Final taunt

With regard to Mayweather’s supposed plan to retire in 2015, Pacquiao said that was the American’s ploy to avoid facing him in the ring.

“The public clamor for a Pacquiao-Mayweather bout is getting stronger. The only way he can avoid facing me in the ring is to retire from boxing,” Pacquiao said.

In a final taunt, Pacquiao said:

“Floyd, if you’re a real man, fight me. Let’s do it for the love of boxing and for the fans. Let’s do it not for the sake of money. Let’s make the boxing fans happy.”

Originally posted: 2:52 pm | Sunday, January 19th, 2014

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  • clickwizard

    A “ring princess” like Floyd Mayweather does have the heart to fight a “ring warrior” like Pacquiao.

    • street vendor

      ring warrior… is this the reason why up to this date pacquiao had never fought a coming-from-win reigning champion???

      ring princess… after mayweather had fought nine (9) coming-from-win reigning champions???

      come on, babes… be logical & objective!!!

  • Francisco Y. Alagbate

    Money or no money and charity or no charity, Mr. F.Mayweather is not going to fight Mr. M. Pacquiao even if he dies now. He doesn’t want to professionally tangle with Mr. Pacquiao and so he has been resorting to personal attacks showing what kind of character/upbringing he’s got. He’s not a warrior, not a fighter and not a professional sportsman. He’s a professional “ducker”.

    • street vendor

      mayweather had beaten baldomir, the reigning wbc & the ring welterweight champion and unbeaten in the last eight (8) years;

      mayweather had beaten de la hoya while de la hoya was the wbc light middleweight (154 pounds) champion at his legitimate weight;

      mayweather had beaten hatton when hatton was still undefeated;

      mayweather had beaten marquez when pacquiao ran-away from marquez… when marquez even went in the philippines and challenged pacquiao for the lightweight championship unification fight;

      mayweather had beaten mosley while mosley was the wba welterweight champion;

      mayweather had beaten ortiz while ortiz was the wbc welterweight champion;

      mayweather had beaten cotto while cotto was the light middleweight (154 pounds) champion at his legitimate weight; and

      mayweather had beaten the undefeated unified light middleweight champion alvarez!!!!

      it was pacquiao who had been running-away from the coming-from-win reigning welterweight champions and welterweight top contenders, sufficing himself with fights against coming-from-loss non-title-holder old-and-washed-up former champions, unlicensed & suspended fighter and as of his last fight, coming-from-loss non-title holder bloated lightweight fighter rios!

      when was the last time that pacquiao fought coming-from-win reigning welterweight champion or coming-from-win top welterweight contender???

      and his refusal of undergoing the random blood drug testing for all of his fights didn’t justify the ends… thus the doubt of his ped using allegation continues!!!

      • Francisco Y. Alagbate

        “Pagkahaba-haba man daw ng prusisyon ay sa simbahan din ang tuloy”. All the records that you have enumerated are part and parcel of what your boxer has attained boxing in the ring, that’s a given. When you fight you continue to add some more on your records because you are fighting. When you “stop” fighting you stop recording in your resume, especially because you are afraid of somebody. The call of the day is that Mr. M. Pacquiao is more than willing and able to fight Mr. F. Mayweather but to the latter’s “cowardice”. He couldn’t call Mr. M. Pacquiao’s dare.

      • street vendor

        mayweather directly called pacquiao through koncz and had offered 40 million u.s. dollars to make the 05 may 2012 fight at the mgm grand garden arena… but pacquiao declined the offer!

        now, what is the reason why pacquiao is saying that he is willing to fight mayweather even for free????

      • Louie Kulla

        Street vendor, Answer this or shut up.

        American Boxing icons, experts and legends who confirms Mayweather is scared of Manny Pacquiao.
        1) Mike Tyson
        2) Roy jones jr
        3) Larry Holmes
        4) Marvin hagler
        5) Bert sugar – greatest boxing historian
        6) Michael Wilbon – espn
        7) sugar Ray Leonard
        8) Tim Bradley
        9) Oscar dela Hoya
        10) 50 cent – Boxing Promoter and best friend
        11) Max Ledermann
        12) Larry Merchant
        13) Stephen A Smith -Converted Die hard Fan.
        16) etc,etc,..

        Now, show me anyone. or any list of boxing experts more credible than this. saying Floyd is Brave.

      • http://www.eatingburay.com/ Toni Montana

        1) Justin Bieberly
        2) Michael Jackson (deceased)
        3) Lady Gaga S’ya!
        4) Don King kong
        5) Floyd Mayweather, Sr.

        - By Street Fish Vendor!

      • street vendor

        pacqiao and mayweather had been fighting for most of their lives, thus nobody should question their bravery… it’s just their choice of opponents and the time they had fought their common opponents, which i used as gauge in what i am writing in any forum!

        anyone could praise or criticize anyone accordingly in their own point-of-view; and i am writing all these criticisms regarding pacquiao because that is how i am seeing his boxing resume… loaded with coming-from-loss non-title-holder old-and-washed-up former champions if not weight-drained/dehydrated or bloated fighters, whereas mayweather had been continuously fighting coming-from-win reigning champions if not undefeated reigning world champions!

        can’t you see the difference?!?!

    • True_Brown

      I’d say he’s a professional baseball player. As in he’s a “dodger”! haha!

      • Francisco Y. Alagbate

        You did a home run! tnx.

  • street vendor

    the reigning unified light middleweight champion and the reigning wbc welterweight champion is right in saying that non-title-holder pacquiao (after winning against the coming-from-loss non-title-holder bloated lightweight fighter rios) is not in his level… thus ignoring the challenge of non-title-holder pacquiao is reasonable!

    for a very desperate non-title-holder pacquiao… he can say anything he wants just to make it look as if mayweather is ducking him!

    logically and in an objective point-of-view, making the non-title-holder pacquiao vs the unified light middleweight and welterweight champion mayweather now is one-sided… pacquiao has nothing to lose, whereas mayweather has everything to lose!!!!

    • Louie Kulla

      Street vendor, Answer this or shut up.

      American Boxing icons, experts and legends who confirms Mayweather is scared of Manny Pacquiao.
      1) Mike Tyson
      2) Roy jones jr
      3) Larry Holmes
      4) Marvin hagler
      5) Bert sugar – greatest boxing historian
      6) Michael Wilbon – espn
      7) sugar Ray Leonard
      8) Tim Bradley
      9) Oscar dela Hoya
      10) 50 cent – Boxing Promoter and best friend
      11) Max Ledermann
      12) Larry Merchant
      13) Stephen A Smith -Converted Die hard Fan.
      16) etc,etc,..

      Now, show me anyone. or any list of boxing experts more credible than this. saying Floyd is Brave.

      • http://www.eatingburay.com/ Toni Montana

        1) Justin Bieberly
        2) Michael Jackson (deceased)
        3) Lady Gaga S’ya!
        4) Don King kong
        5) Floyd Mayweather, Sr.

        - By Street Vendor!

      • street vendor

        bravery cannot be decided through the words of others… it’s how you face the adversities coming your way!

        pacqiao and mayweather had been fighting for most of their lives, thus nobody should question their bravery… it’s just their choice of opponents and the time they had fought their common opponents, which i used as gauge in what i am writing in any forum!

        anyone could praise or criticize anyone accordingly in their own point-of-view; and i am writing all these criticisms regarding pacquiao because that is how i am seeing his boxing resume… loaded with coming-from-loss non-title-holder old-and-washed-up former champions if not weight-drained/dehydrated or bloated fighters!!!!

  • Bu Kool

    Ain’t happening with Arum around.

  • Hansa

    Sorry Pacman! Floyd will keep on ducking. The latest excuse he has is that Pacman is not in his league. Sadly, die-hard boxing fans will never ever see these two fight, because one is afraid and is more focused on keeping his unbeaten-streak, while the other is boxing for a sleezy douchebag promoter who wants to squeeze every dime and penny out of the fighters. Fighting for charity?? Forget it. Gayweather and Ardum are @ssh*les who’ll never ever give a single penny to charity.

    • Please Delete Me Let Me Go

      Hope it happens, just so we can see Pac out cold, face first on the canvas again.

      • Hansa

        I don’t care if Pacman loses…atleast he wants the fight..

  • Natx Bacalzo

    expect mayweather to find another reason not to fight pacquiao. my guess its along the line: you donate your fee while i will receive mine then we fight! This is what cowards will say!

  • street vendor

    in 17 december 2011, in front of the philippine media practitioners, pacquiao stated: “i am willing to accept lesser purse against mayweather just to make the fight!”… but when mayweather directly called pacquiao through koncz offering 40million u.s. dollars to make the 5 may 2012 fight… pacquiao blatantly declined and demanded for a 50-50 purse split!

    in january 2012, when mayweather’s jail time was sbout to come in 6 january 2012, pacquiao said: “i am willing to fight mayweather even inside his cell!”… but when mayweather’s jail time was moved to 1 june 2012 then called pacquiao to make the fight, pacquiao answered: “my wound won’t heal in 6 months, thus i cannot make the fight!”

    thus pacquiao courting for the mayweather fight is just for theatrics to be in the boxing news again after the 6th round devastating knock out suffered against marquez and just a unanimous decision win against the coming-from-loss non-title-holder bloated lightweight fighter rios (which arum and roach expected to be a rousing knock out win)!

    what a pity!!!

  • street vendor

    pacquiao already stated this in 17 december 2011, in front of the philippine media practitioners: “i am willing to accept lesser purse against mayweather just to make the fight!”

    but when mayweather directly called pacquiao through koncz offering 40million u.s. dollars to make the 5 may 2012 fight… pacquiao blatantly declined and demanded for a 50-50 purse split!!!!

    pacquiao is just like his promoter (arum): “yesterday, i lied… but today, i am telling the truth!”

  • Louie Kulla

    AMERICA IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE LAND OF THE BRAVE….. THEN, COWARD FA*G0T MAYWEATHER CAME ALONG AND RUINED IT FOR EVERYONE!!!

    • Please Delete Me Let Me Go

      Mayweather will embarrass Pacquaio if they ever fight.

      • rams_ph

        agree, mayweather is the better technical fighter, skilled, fast and quick on his toes as well (either from running from his opponent or positioning himself for a counterpunch)… but he can’t be called as one of the the ring warriors like Ali, Tyson, Duran, Hagler, Hearns, Sugar ray Leonard and Robinson, Armstrong, etc… better yet count in the Filipino ring warriors like Flash Elorde, Dodie Boy Penalosa, Luisito Espinosa, and the original bad boy from Gensan, Rolando Navarette…
        Those boxers all had their share of losses and knockdowns, but they were ring warriors all, never backing down and fighting with pure heart and ferocity at times.
        so what if Pacman losses.. but let him loose the right way… on top of the ring. Not through bad mouthing and all by some fagotty boxer who claims to be the best. Just look at his fight against Zab Judah… lentek parang duwag na suntok paurong… kakaumay panoorin.

        if they fight, there’s a big possibility pacman will loose…but then again… there’s also a possibility… just as Marquez had his “one in a million possibility”… to get knocked out or be brutally beaten. Did you see what Cotto did to Mayweather’s face in their fight? Imagine if Pacman gets to the level of conditioning that he had when he fought Cotto or DLH? baka maka-chamba di ba? so….. let’s get it on.

      • Please Delete Me Let Me Go

        Mayweather is a master of the art. Boxing is about hitting and not getting hit. Yeah sure, he’s not a “warrior”, that’s just not his style and agreed it’s not that exciting to watch for the casual fan. However, what he does is effective and I think he can be considered one of the greats. I’m a Pacquaio fan as well though and he also deserves to be up there. But styles make fights and Floyd is all wrong for Pac.

      • Louie Kulla

        Other way around you stupid chimp.

      • Please Delete Me Let Me Go

        Based on what exactly? You sound about 10 years old with your childish insults.

      • True_Brown

        so why would floyd the void not fight manny?! if he can embarass manny. he can do this, he can do that. why?! he’s been scared ever since. floyd knows he cannot hurt manny and he knows manny can hurt him. floyd knows his “vaunted” D won’t amount to s__t with manny.

    • street vendor

      it was pacquiao who had a doubtful boxing resume: continuously fighting coming-from-loss non-title-holder old-and-washed up if not bloated or dehydrated/weight-drained fighters and running-away from the more stringent random blood drug testing!

      pacquiao had the chance of making the fight against mayweather but bungled it twice: when he refused the more stringent random blood testing, because he is afraid of needles; and when he declined the 40 million u.s. dollar offer of mayweather to make the 05 may 2012 fight because he demanded for a 50-50 purse split!

      suddenly after the 6th round devastating knock out loss against the old warrior marquez and a win against the coming-from-loss non-title holder bloated lightweight fighter rios, pacquiao is now willing to fight mayweather for freeeeeeeeeeeeee!?!?!? what a con man… hahahahaha!

      • Louie Kulla

        Street vendor, Answer this or shut up….LOL

        American Boxing icons, experts and legends who confirms Mayweather is scared of Manny Pacquiao.
        1) Mike Tyson
        2) Roy jones jr
        3) Larry Holmes
        4) Marvin hagler
        5) Bert sugar – greatest boxing historian
        6) Michael Wilbon – espn
        7) sugar Ray Leonard
        8) Tim Bradley
        9) Oscar dela Hoya
        10) 50 cent – Boxing Promoter and best friend
        11) Max Ledermann
        12) Larry Merchant
        13) Stephen A Smith -Converted Die hard Fan.
        16) etc,etc,..

        Now, show me anyone. or any list of boxing experts more credible than this. saying Floyd is Brave.

      • street vendor

        mayweather had fought nine (9) coming-from-win reigning world champions at their legitimate weight with the exception of the undefeated unified light middleweight champion alvarez whom mayweather fought at catchweight 150 pounds for the light middleweight championship unification fight.

        can you tell me, when was the last time that pacquiao fought a coming-from-win reigning welterweight champion?!?!

        after coming-from-devastating-6th round-loss against light welterweight old warrior marquez, he fought a coming-from-loss non-title-holder bloated lightweight fighter rios… this lackluster fight didn’t proved anything.

        pacquiao fighting bradley is a very good start. if ever pacquiao wins against bradley, he can challenge maidana or porter or might start negotiating the mayweather fight… this is the most proper way of doing it.

        nobody is afraid of anyone. it’s just that there are boxing resumes that are doubtful/questionable and tainted… and pacquiao’s boxing resume was one!?!?!



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