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Mayweather Ready To Fight "One-Dimensional" Pacquiao

By Mark Vester

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is ready and willing to fight the recognized pound-for-pound king, Manny Pacquiao. The entire boxing world is calling for the fight and Mayweather is ready to make it. During a recent interview with Sky Sports, Mayweather baited the Filipino champion by telling him to "step up to the plate" if he really wants a fight. He downplayed Pacquiao's skills by calling him a "one-dimensional" fighter.

"If he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather all he has to do is step up to the plate. The thing is with Pacquaio I don't see any versatility as a fighter; he's a good puncher but just one-dimensional," Mayweather said.

Mayweather doesn't think there is anything to gain in beating Pacquiao. He says a fight with Pacquiao is a no-win situation.

"The world's going to go 'wow' if Floyd Mayweather gets beaten," Mayweather said. "That's what everyone is looking to see. If I beat Manny Pacquaio do you know what they are going to say? 'You are supposed to beat him, you are Floyd Mayweather, you are the bigger man'. If I knock him out they'll say 'you're supposed to knock him out he's been knocked out before'.

"I'm in a no-win situation and when I beat him no one is going to be surprised because he's been beaten before; whatever I do to Pacquaio has been done before - he's been beaten on three occasions. And if I knock him out I don't want the world shouting because he's been knocked out twice before."

Bob Arum of Top Rank, who promotes Pacquiao and Richard Schaefer, CEO for Golden Boy Promotions who will represent Mayweather, are scheduling to begin talks this week.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Songbird on 11-19-2009

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;6688132]I see what you are saying and understand completely and people can take it that way but how many fighters have retired when things were heating up or hot and came back to fight? Cotto and Mosley are still there…

Comment by AmericanFighter on 11-18-2009

[QUOTE=Jiddu Dali;6669248] :fing02:[/QUOTE] Bro, you're about to lose that bet about May/Marq making more PPV buys than Pac/Cot.

Comment by ncpitbull on 11-17-2009

[QUOTE=hugh grant;6688773]Theres nothing wrong with my comment. If you think there is something wrong with my comment you must also think there is something wrong with PBFs flawed argument that Pac has lost before.[/QUOTE] What you call a flawed argument,…

Comment by hugh grant on 11-17-2009

[QUOTE=ncpitbull;6688406]Man, what are you really talking about?? Floyd was 84-6 as amateur, and a U.S. Olympic bronze medalist. The olympics is the pinnacle of an amateur boxing career. No disrespect, but some people on this forum just hate with absolutely…

Comment by ncpitbull on 11-17-2009

[QUOTE=hugh grant;6687877]PBF lost as an amaatuer many times as well. So if Pac beats PBF its no big deal as well. People will say PBF lost before already. Plus DLH nearly beat him, and Castillo, and because people know Pac…

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