Saturday, December 13, 2014

Mayweather calls out Pacquiao for May 2 fight in Las Vegas (VIDEO)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has finally said the words boxing fans have been demanding and named May 2 as the date for a long-awaited fight with Manny Pacquiao.

The richest fight in boxing history is now the closest ever to becoming reality.

The super-fight had been highly speculated after Pacquiao's impressive 12-round unanimous decision over Chris Algieri in Macau two weeks ago. Now that both fighters have called each other out, hopefully the welterweights will answer the bell.

Mayweather was videotaped naming the date after he was pressed by a reporter at one of his promotion companies' events.

"Will I fight Pacquiao? Absolutely," the holder of the mythical title of best pound-for-pound fighter in the world said.

When asked if it would be his next fight he replied, "Absolutely."

As to when the world can expect the $300 million fight, Money said, "May 2, absolutely."

"The public wants this fight. I want it. the only stumbling block has been Bob Arum (Pacquiao's promoter), " he added.  "But I think both fighters want it. So it's time to get it on."

Mayweather admitted for the first time that negotiations are underway "behind the scenes." 

"I'm not ducking anyone, so let's get this on."

Mayweather still blamed Pacquiao for the fight setbacks.

"Years ago we had problems with random blood and urine testing. I just want to have an even playing field.

"Now he's in a very, very tight situation with his loss to (Juan Manuel) Marquez and his loss to (Timothy) Bradley. His pay-per-view numbers are extremely low, so he's desperate. I wanted that fight a long time ago."

So has the boxing world. 

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