Floyd Mayweather Calls Out Manny Pacquiao, Wants to Fight in May

Floyd Mayweather

For a while now, many assumed undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been dodging Manny Pacquiao because negotiations for their matches always seem to fall apart over logistics.

Now, however, Mayweather has publicly called out Pacquiao, saying he wants to fight him in May after their last attempt to face each other fell apart.


“We are ready. Let’s make it happen. May 2. Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it…”

“So let’s make this fight happen. Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years,” Mayweather said. “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, 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.”

Of course, the fight is still a long shot to happen since both boxers’ camps have been posturing in the media for years. Now the deal breaker may become whether Mayweather’s Showtime or Pac-Man’s HBO gets to broadcast the bout.


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Igor Derysh
Igor Derysh is Editor-at-Large at XN Sports and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and FantasyPros. He has previously covered sports for COED Magazine, Fantasy Alarm, and Manwall.com.