Floyd Mayweather spoke with Showtime's Steve Farhood tonight during a show he was promoting in San Antonio, and was asked specifically about Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather didn't hold back, saying he wants that fight for May 2, but also noting that the prior money offer of $40 million for Pacquiao is no longer there.
Here's what Mayweather had to say...
"I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao. We tried to make it happen years ago, we had problems with random blood and urine testing. I want to be on an even playing field. Now he's in a very tight situation. He's lost to Marquez, he's lost to Bradley. His PPV numbers are extremely low. He's desperate. I wanted that fight a long time ago. I'm just waiting on them. Of course, we have to make the fight happen on Showtime PPV, because Showtime is number one and will remain number one. I'm here to stay."
"I'm not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight. We have been trying to make this fight happen for years now, but the fans and the people have been fooled. They have been listening to people just on one side. Now it's time for us to talk. We want the fight. We are ready. Let's make it happen. May 2nd. Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let's do it."
"I know that he's not on my level. The fans would love to see the fight. And of course, I want to go out with a bang. So let's make this fight happen. Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years. We're tired of you guys fooling the public, fooling the critics. You guys didn't want to take random testing, that's why it didn't happen. I offered you $40 million, you didn't want to make it happen. You lost twice, now you want the same money. That's not gonna happen. Let's make the fight happen. May 2nd."