Manny Pacquiao: Floyd Mayweather is preventing me from fighting him

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 12:55:03 by

The eight-division world champion and the current WBO welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, is set to fight Timothy Bradley on June 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and he knows this is not a fight which boxing fans really want to see.

Almost everyone out there wants the Filipino star to fight the five-division world champion, Floyd Mayweather, who currently holds the WBC welterweight championship belt.

Unfortunately the fight between the two has not been made as of yet because Mayweather is not agreeing to the 50-50 split with Pacquiao.

Previously, in 2009, the undefeated American superstar, who holds a record of winning all of his 43 professional fights, with 26 of his wins coming by the way of a knockout, didn’t have any problems with the spilt but the fight was not made because Pacquiao didn’t want the Olympic style blood testing.

Nevertheless, now when Pac-Man has agreed to the random blood testing, the money issue has come in. Therefore, Pacquiao has insisted that it is Mayweather himself is preventing their much-awaited fight from happening.

The Filipino boxing icon said this in an interview with boxing blog Bad Left Hook, adding that: “He [Mayweather] no longer wants to split the pay-per-view revenue with me equally, something he agreed to in our first negotiation.”

Despite of all these facts, Pacquiao, who is rated as pound-for-pound the best in the world, is hopeful that someday his fight with Mayweather will happen.

“Will the fight ever happen? It’s up to Floyd [Mayweather]. I hope it does. I’m a competitor and I enjoy a challenge.

“I know the fans want to see us fight. I think it would be good for boxing. As long as I continue fighting I will remain hopeful that the fight will take place.”

Well, all said and done, Mayweather versus Pacquiao is certainly one of the most eagerly awaited bouts in the sport at this point in time and many experts think if the fight between these two pugilists happens, it will be the biggest of the century.

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