Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Manny Reportedly Ready to Make the Fight

Has Manny Pacquiao given the thumbs up to his team for a fight with Floyd Mayweather? (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

FightHype is reporting that sources tell them Manny Pacquiao has informed adviser Michael Koncz that he wants to make a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr, and Koncz will soon be meeting with Top Rank boss Bob Arum to get things in motion.

"He's meeting with Bob to make the fight," one source revealed to us.

... "They've got the investors. The money is there. It's what Manny wants. It's just a matter of whether or not Bob is willing to make the fight," another source added.

Now, take this for what it is: Chatter, but not a lot more. There's certainly nothing concrete here, but the fight is still being talked about, even at this level, and that's better than no word at all.

Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KO) and Mayweather (42-0, 26 KO) have been dancing around one another for three years now, dominating their rivals until Pacquiao's close call with Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12. Arum has made clear that he prefers a fourth Pacquiao vs Marquez fight. But the public reaction to that hasn't exactly been an outpouring of support, even from those who feel Marquez won the third fight this month. Mayweather vs Pacquiao is still THE fight to make in all of boxing, and no one's minds seem to have really changed there, with the only difference being more strongly favor Mayweather after November 12.

Mayweather is scheduled to fight again on May 5, 2012.

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