REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – While there is still no official word on the mega fight between undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny “the Pacman” Pacquiao both fighters remain optimistic.
The eight-division world boxing champion says it would be a shame if he retires without fighting his staunchest rival.
He says the announcement of the fight will come soon.
“I’m thinking that the fight will happen. So hopefully — within one week, though, we can hear from them and fix the fight,” said Pacquiao in Ronnie Nathanieslz’s report on the website Boxing Scene.
Meantime Mayweather took to social media by posting a video of his meeting with Pacquiao where he congratulated the Pacman’s career then spoke on the importance of their fight.
“I congratulate him on his career. He had a wonderful career,” the American was heard saying in the video. “And I had a wonderful career. But before we leave the sport, of course, we have to make this fight happen.”
Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum tells reporters that he is working hard to make the May 2nd fight happen.
Possible pay-per-view sales are already predicted at $300 million.