Pacquiao: There is hope for Mayweather fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. AP/INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Los Angeles –  World boxing champion and Saranggani Representative  Manny Pacquiao  on Sunday  raised the possibility of  fighting  with  American  boxer  Floyd  Mayweather, who just won the World Boxing Association super welterweight title.

No less than Pacquiao gave this assessment after  watching  Mayweather fight  against Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto Saturday evening ( Sunday noon in Manila).

“May pag-asa pa ang Pacquiao-Mayweather. Depende sa negotiation  (There’s still hope for  a  Pacquiao-Mayweather  fight.  It depends on the negotiations),” Pacquiao told this reporter from his  condominium  unit  here.

Pacquiao, who is also representative of  Sarangani  province,   arrived here Saturday night.

From the airport,  the  world boxing  champion went straight to  his  home  and watched the   Mayweather-Cotto   fight along with some family members  and   close friends.

Pacquiao, who is scheduled to face American Timothy Bradley on June 9 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will start his training here on Monday.

Pacquiao and Mayweather have tried several times to get a contract signed but it has been scuttled for a variety of reasons, including disagreements over blood testing and the share of the purse.

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  • Dwight Nunn

    Let the fight happen period! “Sometimes you have to do things your own way to get what you want.” People who promote fights are basically the same as any government….i want to see this fight happen! It will put to rest my faith on mayweather (<—which is favored) as a boxer and pacman himself to prove me who is better….AND hopefully in the end people wont turn their backs and jump ship to the best fighter after their favored one loses….which i've seen done plenty of times. And dont think im just saying this because im only half filipino 

  • Rene

    1980’s back, boxing is about GLORY and Money. Now, boxing is all about GREED and MONEY and it’s up to us if we can be clowned.

  • Edandlye Pogi

    Sabi niya ok lang na mas maliit ang purse niya kaysa kay mayweather, pero nung may offer na 40 million $, ayaw. Di kita maintindihan manny. Tapos ngayon magsasalita ka na naman. Resign ka muna bilang congressman para walang distraction, taz labanan mo si mayweather. Tingin ko kaya mo naman siyang talunin at tingin ko takot din siya sa iyo.

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