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Pacquiao: There is hope for Mayweather fight


02:26 PM May 6th, 2012

By: Nimfa Rueda, May 6th, 2012 02:26 PM
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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