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Manny Pacquiao: I can easily break Floyd's defense

Manny Pacquiao says he pushed for this fight, and now that it's here, he's not worried about Floyd Mayweather's defense.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

On the staredown

"It felt good. I'm ready."

On the magnitude of this event

"This is a very important fight, a big fight. It's gonna be a historic fight."

On when he knew the fight would happen

"Last year, after the fight in November, I knew this fight would happen. ... I realized that it's time, that I'm the one who's going to push to make the fight happen. It was a coincidence that we met in Miami."

On the Miami meeting

"It helped a lot, but a big help for this fight happened with Showtime and HBO."

On the negotiations

"I put the faith in the process and agreed with what he wanted to do to make the fight happen, agreeing to a 40-60 split."

On the five-year wait and a game plan now

"It's the same as it was then. More hard work in training to make sure."

On the biggest danger against Mayweather

"He has a good defense, but I'm not worried about that. I can easily break that defense."

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