The Mayweather – Pacquiao negotations are already underway, and according the Floyd, the only thing stopping him and Manny Pacquiao from getting in the ring is that same old issue of random drug testing. He’ll be ready to sign the deal the minute Pacquiao submits to the testing.
It seems that everyone wants a shot at Floyd Mayweather, especially after his successful but controversial return to the ring – a win over Victor Ortiz that still has boxing fans debating about the ethics of that knockout. Legal? Hell ya. Was it a cheap shot? I guess it depends on who’s your favorite boxer.
Manny Pacquiao himself has admitted to the negoations between the two camps, with his promoter Bob Arum and Golden Boy’s Oscar De La Hoya for Mayweather spearheading the talks. De La Hoya has already promised that Mayweather will knockout Manny, who was unimpressive in his win over Juan Manuel Marquez, bringing many to call for a fourth fight.
Unnecessary. Marquez matches up really well against Pacquiao, that’s been proven three times throughout the last seven years. We know that. He also steps really well on fighters’ feet. We knot that as well. There’s no reason for a fourth fight, especially not for Pacquiao, who now has to, more than ever, take the Mayweather challenge and prove his place in history.
As we noted earlier, Mayweather is in high demand. The May 5, 2012 date, set in stone it seems, that Mayweather has booked and declared for his next fight, is reserved for his fight with Manny Pacquiao, at least according to Mayweather. History has taught us that this fight might not happen again. Money, drug testing, who knows. Something might get in the way.
Amir Khan has been vocal about his keenness to fight Mayweather once he beats Lamont Peterson, if he beats Lamont Peterson, in a very short while. Despite it being potentially his first fight in Welterweight after coming from Light-Welterweight, Khan won’t pass on the opportunity to fight Mayweather if the Pacquiao talks collapse.
Saul Alvarez, the 21 year old Mexican sensation, fresh off his weekend beating of Kermit Cintron, immediatly talked about wanting a piece of Mayweather. Next year we want the best, we want Mayweather in May. Apart from the money, we want to fight the best in the world and he’s the best pound-for-pound, so we want to fight him. An All-Mexican showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez is also mentioned as an optional fight.
Mayweather? He wants Pacquiao. I told him May 5 is open. Now you know me, to all the fans – May 5 is the date. Sign the contract! I’m waiting. Now I can’t be sitting waiting all day, now. You want a fight, let’s make it happen. I’m here. I’m waiting. What’s going on? You said you a clean athlete and you said you would take the tests and all that. Well let’s do it.