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Mayweather-Pacquiao Could Be Finalized This Week

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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pullcounter on 12-16-2009

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Comment by jkaisen41 on 12-16-2009

[QUOTE=Carlisle;6988124]What most casual observers don't realize is that Pac is a natural welterweight. He has been walking around at 150lbs for years. He's struggled for years to make the lighter weights and had less power and less chin at the…

Comment by NYU Alum on 12-16-2009

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;6988532]Pacquiao in 4-6 rounds max? So you're saying that [B]David Diaz can last more rounds with Pacquiao [/B]than Floyd freaking Mayweather can??? Put the crack pipe down.[/QUOTE] Pacquiao is a much improved fighter since then. Much stronger and faster.

Comment by NYU Alum on 12-16-2009

[QUOTE=DrewWoodside;6982837]I know Vegas never misses but.. Cowboy stadium would be so epic. Fingers crossed it goes there.[/QUOTE] For the life of me, i can't understand this appeal that many fans have to Texas Stadium. You guys are willing to endure…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-15-2009

Pacquiao in 4-6 rounds max? So you're saying that David Diaz can last more rounds with Pacquiao than Floyd freaking Mayweather can??? Put the crack pipe down.

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