Mayweather says he’s ready to fight Pacquiao — report

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 12 (PNA) – After long waiting for his response to Manny Pacquio’s challenge, undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he is ready to fight the Filipino world boxing champion in May next year.

According to report of yahoo.com, Mayweather called for the start of the negotiation for the much-anticipated bout that is expected to earn a whooping USD 250 million.

However, the American fighter warned Pacquiao should not expect to get big share of the prize.

”You lost twice and now you’re coming back begging for the same money? That’s not gonna happen,” Mayweather said, quoting an interview on the Showtime network.

Again, Mayweather claimed that it was Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, who was stopping the mega fight from happening in the last five years.

After defending his WBO welterweight title against erstwhile undefeated Chris Algierie last Nov. 23, Pacquiao said he was ready to fight but Mayweather came out with taunting gesture by posting Pacquiao’s sixth round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in the internet.

Now Mayweather said he is not only ready to fight but expressed optimism that he could beat the Filipino boxing superstar.

”I know that he’s not on my level. ‘The fan would love to see the fight. And, of course, I want to go out with a bang,” he said.

Mayweather is undefeated in 47 fights while Pacquiao has five defeats, two draws in 63 fights highlighted with 38 knockouts. (PNA)