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Pacquiao Admits Mayweather Fight Unlikely Until 2015

Manny Pacquiao has dismissed reports that he and Floyd Mayweather are going to hold talks in the near feature, questioning whether a bout will ever happen. Pacquaio, 35, told the website Philboxing.com that a deal to settle once and for all who is the best boxer of the two is not imminent.

“I have no plan to go to the US to talk to Floyd. That’s not true,” he said.

The boxer-turned-congressman convincingly beat American Brandon Rios in Macau in November after successive losses to American Tim Bradley and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.

The comeback win sparked renewed speculation of a long-awaited Mayweather bout.

In late 2009 and early 2010, Pacquiao and Mayweather were considered the world’s top pound-for-pound fighters and record profits were expected from a showdown between them.

But a disagreement over pre-fight blood testing scuttled talks, with Mayweather vowing never to do business with Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum.

Arum has set an April 12 fight for Pacquiao, but the boxer told Philboxing.com the identity of his opponent has not been finalized.

Mayweather, who has won 45 straight professional fights with 26 knockouts, is set for a May 3 fight against a yet-unnamed foe in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, 36, taunted Pacquiao over Christmas, suggesting the Filipino was no longer in the same class.

“Floyd himself has been telling the whole world he does not want to fight me.... But if he changes his mind, (it’s) okay with me,” Pacquiao told Philboxing.com.

“Floyd has also been saying, he will only fight me if I separate from Top Rank and Bob Arum, but that’s impossible because our contract is still valid until this year,” Pacquiao added.

“That means, if I do not renew (the contract), we will only be able to start talking (with Mayweather) next year about a fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -=Shade=- on 01-07-2014

[QUOTE=maddox22;14107305] I wonder what this guy will come up next. [/QUOTE] Kill Jinkee. On TV. At the weigh in.

Comment by Left2theliver on 01-06-2014

I've learned to pretty much brush off any news of this potential fight until I see something confirmed. I'm still taking the stand that we won't ever see this fight until both guys are irrelevant. That's IF we ever see…

Comment by maddox22 on 01-06-2014

Then when Manny gets away from Top Rank, Floyd will come up with another reason... Or probably reuse one of his previous reasons. (Sigh) What were his reasons before? - PED - 60/40 share - Fight date (May vs June)…

Comment by MindBat on 01-06-2014

With that outta the way, let's see if Manny can be matched up with legit opponents who don't just stand there and swallow gloves, and keeps from getting stretched out again. And if he acquires a few titles along the…

Comment by Mota Azul on 01-06-2014

[QUOTE=Twako;14106587]do dunn and the other floyd fans here seriously believe leaving arum is the only roadblock to a floyd fight? really?? does pac have to.. join tmt? avenge his losses? swap jinkee for ellerbe? really, as pac said in his…

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