After a weeks of exchanging bashes in Twitter, Floyd Mayweather wants $250 million super-fight against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015. Mayweather finally step up and make the highly anticipated mega bout against Manny Pacquiao happen.
According to Mayweather:
“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. I just want to be on an even playing field. Now he’s in a very, very tight situation. He’s lost to Marquez (the great Mexican), he lost to Bradley. Pay-per-view numbers are extremely low. He’s desperate. I wanted that fight a long time ago. I’m just waiting on them. Of course, we have to make the fight happen on Showtime pay-per-view, because ‘Showtime Championship Boxing’ is No 1 and will remain No 1. I’m the man. I’m here to stay.
“Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight. We have been trying to make this fight happen behind the scenes for years now, but the fans and the people have been fooled because they have been listening to people just on one side. Now it’s time for us to talk. We want the fight. I know that he’s not on my level. The fans would love to see the fight. And, of course, I want to go out with a bang.”
“So let’s make this fight happen. Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years.
“We’re tired of you guys fooling the public, fooling the critics. You guys didn’t want to take random blood and urine testing, so that’s why it didn’t happen. Then I offered you $40 million (£25m), then you didn’t want to make the fight happen. You lost twice, now you coming back begging for the same money. That’s not gonna happen. Let’s make the fight happen for the people and the fans. Mayweather versus Pacquiao, May 2nd, Cinco de Mayweather.”
Mayweather failed to mention that Pacquiao long ago agreed to be randomly tested. He also failed to mention that while Pacquiao’s pay-per-view figures have indeed been soft in recent fights, Mayweather’s have also plummeted. Three of the four fights that he has had so far under his six-fight contract with CBS/Showtime failed to reach even 900,000 buys.