Manny Pacquiao: I'm Ready To Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr

By Keith Idec

Before performing an intentionally ridiculous rendition of “How Deep Is Your Love” with Jimmy Kimmel on his ABC talk show early Friday morning, Pacquiao answered a few of Kimmel’s questions about fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Kimmel asked Pacquiao, “Do you think he’s scared to fight you?”

Pacquiao replied, “I don’t know what’s the reason, but I’m ready to fight him.”

Mayweather brought the long-awaited showdown into the spotlight again Wednesday by having one of his advisers, Leonard Ellerbe, announce that the undefeated five-division champion plans to fight again May 5, perhaps against Pacquiao.

Kimmel suggested that if they finally fight, that “winner takes all. Winner gets all the money.”

Pacquiao responded, “I don’t think he will.”

Then Kimmel asked Pacquiao if he would agree to that condition, and Pacquiao said, “Of course.”

Earlier, Kimmel asked Pacquiao if Juan Manuel Marquez’s insistence that he won their first two fights has bothered him in the buildup toward their third fight Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.

“I’m not angry,” Pacquiao said, “but I always ask myself what I can improve in the fight.”

Before Pacquiao came on stage, actor/comedian Eddie Murphy was much more adamant about the need for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight to happen.

“I’m a huge boxing fan and I’m looking forward to Manny’s fight that’s coming up,” Murphy said. “Like everybody else, I can’t wait to see [Pacquiao] and Floyd get in the ring and do it once and for all.”

Kimmel responded, “Do you think they will?”

Murphy said, “They have to. As a fan of the sport, it’s like a … they have to do it. As long as they don’t lose a fight, it’s not too late. As long as they get in there coming off wins, I know I can’t wait to see it. I get excited just thinking about it.”

Murphy then turned to look directly into the camera and added, “Hey Manny, come on now, y’all got to do this. I can’t wait. … Manny’s ready and Floyd’s ready, too. Let’s do this!”

Keith Idec covers boxing for the Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-05-2011

[QUOTE=spoonwars;11372050]Pac agreed he'd fight Floyd for a winner-take-all purse. Go watch last night's Kimmel Live on Youtube. And you don't hear him follow up the next day [B]saying he never said that[/B].[/QUOTE] You fkn do so hear him say that…

Comment by Arshad221 on 11-05-2011

[QUOTE=JibbaJabber;11373229]lol this is coming from a guy with hatton as his avatar lmao[/QUOTE] I said the same thing lmao

Comment by JibbaJabber on 11-05-2011

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;11369190]You've been ready for years Manny, FMJ needs to step up.[/QUOTE] lol this is coming from a guy with hatton as his avatar lmao

Comment by JibbaJabber on 11-04-2011

[QUOTE=yesir;11373098]tyson is one, you isiot[/QUOTE] and de la hoya asked floyd to take a test..

Comment by JibbaJabber on 11-04-2011

good so he can beat the **** out of you and you and your stupid fanbase can go away.. floyd will ko this bum in 6 rounds

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