Floyd Mayweather, wants to fight with Manny Pacquiao in May

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FloydFloyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have been bickering in public for years, but it seems like a long-awaited megafight between the two biggest stars in boxing might be inching closer toward becoming a reality. In an interview with Showtime Sports Friday night in San Antonio, Mayweather called out Pacquiao and said he wants to fight on May 2nd.

Pacquiao dominated Chris Algieri in his most recent fight in November, which drew a reported 300,000 pay-per-view buys. In classic Mayweather fashion, the undefeated champ made it sound like he would be doing Pacquiao a favor.

“Absolutely, I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao. We tried to make the fight happen years ago. We had problems with random blood and urine testing. Like I said I just want to be on an even playing field. Now he’s in a very, very tight situation — he lost to [Juan Manuel] Marquez, he’s lost to [Timothy] Bradley. Pay-per-view numbers are down… extremely low, so he’s desperate.”

Mayweather accused promoter Bob Arum of holding up a potential showdown, but Pacquiao recently starred in a hilarious Foot Locker commercial that implied Mayweather refused to fight him.

“Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight. We’ve been trying to make this fight happen behind the scenes for years now…. we want to fight, we’re ready. Let’s make it happen May 2nd. Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.”

Even though both fighters are past their prime, there’s little doubt that Mayweather-Pacquiao could be one of the biggest pay-per-views of all time. Mayweather said that Pacquaio would not be receiving the same type of pay day as he would have years ago.

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