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Pacquiao: I Can't Force Mayweather Jr. To Fight Me

By Chris LaBate

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is still very interested in facing Floyd Mayweather Jr., who captured the WBC title with a fourth round knockout of Victor Ortiz in September. Pacquiao defends his belt against Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

After defeating Ortiz, Mayweather told members of the media - "I don't need Pacquiao. Every time I go out there I'm going to make $70 million. I don't need Pacquiao. Pacquiao is famous because he is attached to my name. When they say Pacquiao, they say that's the guy they are trying to get to fight Floyd Mayweather. When they say Floyd Mayweather - they say that's an all-time great."

Pacquiao, during a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, said he'd like to fight Mayweather, but he can't force his rival's hand to make a deal. Mayweather claims Pacquiao is not willing to agree to a pre-fight random drug testing protocol, which the Filipino boxer says he's willing to accept. Pacquiao claims it's Mayweather who doesn't want to fight.

"Whoever I have to fight the rest of my career, I'm happy and satisfied with what I've done. I don't need somebody else to be satisfied with what I've done. I don't need to be looking for, or chasing, a fight. I want the fight, but I cannot force him to take it. He has to show he wants to fight me," Pacquiao said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by COACH WEBB on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=komandante;11328011]Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools and accepted by idiots. Floyd is scared.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Sin City;11328051]:ugh: he just said he'd take it.. has said it multiple times before too...[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=JoeDaWg;11328086]Tell us something we don't know pac. Just focus on…

Comment by BoZz on 01-19-2012

:rofl: :rofl:

Comment by COACH WEBB on 01-19-2012

The comments in this thread are gold...will be updating my sig soon.

Comment by IMDAZED on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=| THE KING |;11338179]This is a [IMG]http://www.joshandjb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/images-3.jpg[/IMG] If Floyd don't want the fight.. leave him alone. :lol1:[/QUOTE] Remember this pactard? Good for an lol and a corny avi? Buh bye.

Comment by COACH WEBB on 01-19-2012

Well lookie here...

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