Mayweather sets date for Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS – He’s ready to fight Manny Pacquiao and he even has a date in mind. Floyd Mayweather Jr. says in a Showtime interview that he’s prepared for the mega showdown.

“Let’s make the fight happen” said Mayweather. “Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao – May 2nd. Let’s do it.”

Mayweather Jr. said he always wanted the fight to happen even if Pacquiao is not on his level, since Pacquiao has several losses compared to his undefeated record of 47 wins and no losses.

“Before, we wanted the fight to happen,” said Mayweather. “We offered you $40 million. You lost two times. You’re coming back to us wanting the same money – that’s not going to happen. Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather – May 2nd.”

Mayweather also took a swipe against Top Rank CEO Bob Arum for allegedly hindering the fight, but Arum turned the tables on Mayweather.

“It’s pushing, but it takes a lot to push Mayweather because he is not anxious to fight Manny,” said Arum. “I know why Manny figures not only to win but to knock him out.”

Golden Boy CEO Oscar Dela Hoya told the ABS-CBN North America Bureau that he is among the millions of fight fans dreaming to see this fight to happen.

“A lot of people say that they’re not the same fighters they once were obviously five years ago,” said Dela Hoya. “They were younger. They were faster. They were stronger. But the fight is still intriguing even at this point because you have the best against the best.”

It’s been five years since a Pacquiao/Mayweather fight was first brought to the table, up to now this continues to be the talk of the town for boxing fans all over the world.

2 Comments on this post.

Leave a Reply



  • JRB
    16 December 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Mayweather will win this fight with the PacMan because of the reach, Manny will have hard time to go in? Every time Manny go in for a punch, Mayweather will counter with a punch and score. At the end of the 12 rounds Mayweather will have more points than Manny. It will be a “JUNK” fight. One boxer trying to go in and can’t and other boxer will dance and dance and score points. They will be no knock-out. This will be the last fight for the PacMan.

  • Mario
    17 December 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Boxing is a form of entertainment and it is also a big time racket.In my opinion,the Boxing media entertainment Mafia target is to make $Billion or possibly Trillion Dollars. My prediction is; MPac will win the first fight,Mayweather will take the 2nd fight, and there will be a third fight. Easy for MP to earn $100M per fight, and will declare his earning for only $10Million per fight.