By Mark Vester
According to a source close to the negotiations, speaking with AOL's Fan House, the March 13 super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be finalized as early as this week.
There is still nothing solid on the venue. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is the frontrunner. Texas' Dallas Cowboys has made a strong $25 million dollar bid to steal it away. That may not be enough. The MGM is said to be putting together a deal that will reach over $30 million. Everything has been agreed upon, including Olympic style drug testing of both fighters.
"[The fight will] definitely be finalized this week," according to the source. "I really believe that it will be done by late Thursday. It will definitely be finalized this week. I'm just not sure if it's going to be Dallas or the MGM."
Michael Koncz, Pacquiao's adviser, told Fan House that Pacquiao-Mayweather will more than likely end up at the MGM Grand.
"I believe that it will end up at the MGM because both fighters want to fight in Las Vegas," said Koncz. "I think that both fighters have expressed their desire to fight in Las Vegas."
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