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Pacquiao Ready: I Will Tell Arum I Want Mayweather Next!

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is set to have a meeting with his promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, and adviser Michael Koncz, in the next few days in the Philippines. Arum will present a list with four potential opponents for Pacquiao's next fight, including Miguel Cotto, Lamont Peterson, Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Pacquiao told reporter Eddie Alinea of philboxing.com that he plans to request a mega-fight with WBC champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and he also plans to direct Arum to give Mayweather a higher preference above the four listed opponents.

Mayeather is scheduled to fight on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“I‘ve said this over and over before and I’m saying this again, I want Floyd Mayweather Jr. to be my next opponent and I haven’t changed my choice despite recent developments,” Pacquiao told the site.

“I am meeting with my promoter, Bob Arum on Tuesday and I will insist that the fight with Mayweather be given the preference than the four others in the list I will fight next. It’s not really fair for some quarters to blame me if, in the long run, the fight wouldn’t push through.

“When Arum sits in the negotiation table, he will be laying on the table all the conditions we want, which , everybody knew already are simple. That I will abide by his demand for drug testing. I am even agreeable to get lesser purse just so the fight would push through. In other words, as far as my side is concerned, there will be no problem.”

“We know, too, that Mayweather has no promoter. He negotiates by himself. So if the fight won’t be realized, it’s no longer because of me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-11-2012

[QUOTE=DoubleMM;11652879]Margarito is a certified BUM. Terrible fighter who fights like an AMATEUR. The only thing he has going for him is that he's big which is what HBO kept shoving down our throats lmao. Why didn't they mention the 15…

Comment by DoubleMM on 01-11-2012

Margarito is a certified BUM. Terrible fighter who fights like an AMATEUR. The only thing he has going for him is that he's big which is what HBO kept shoving down our throats lmao. Why didn't they mention the 15…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-11-2012

[QUOTE=-GBGQ-;11651305]Your stupid ass even has a sig of all the "supposed advantages" in fights. So if Margarito (a bigger man) was "forced" to wear 8 oz gloves in a 10 oz division then who does that favor??? The bigger man…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-11-2012

[QUOTE=-GBGQ-;11651275]You dumb****. You can make a million excuses after a fight about "oh, well he had to drain himself an extra pound and he wasn't right." or "Well, he was past his prime" blah blah. Floyd's last 10 fights... Ortiz,…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-11-2012

[QUOTE=-GBGQ-;11651159][B]So now Pacquiao "ducked" Ortiz too?? [/B]Your too big of a retard to know that I'm not even that much of a Pacquaio fan but I CALL THINGS LIKE I SEE IT! Your an idiot and obviously hating on a…

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