By Rick Reeno
According to Manny Pacquiao (58-4-2, 38KOs), he is still very much interested in a super-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs). This Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Pacquiao will face Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time.
If Pacquiao is able to beat Marquez, he hopes to land Mayweather in 2013. Pacquiao has already outlined his position of taking less money, with a monetary split of 55-45 in Mayweather's favor. Besides the split of 55-45, Pacquiao will agree to whatever terms Mayweather requests.
"I already announced everything that they wanted. I'm just waiting for the answer [from Mayweather]. It's up to him," Pacquiao said.
"That's a big fight that the fans are waiting for and you guys [too]. They are really waiting to see that fight, and that's why I said that I'm okay with 55-45 just to make the fight happen...whatever he wants....drug testing....the rules and regulations...whatever he wants...no problem."
Pacquiao is now involved with rapper turned boxing promoter 50 Cent - who up until a few months ago was regarding as Mayweather's closest friend. Pacquiao says there are no discussions with 50 Cent regarding a potential Mayweather fight, but the two of them are discussing the possibility of co-promoting fighters.
"50 Cent is a good guy, but we are not talking about Floyd. We are talking about other business," Pacquiao said.