The people wanted Floyd Mayweather Jr. to talk and he has. Last Friday he issued a challenge to Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum and put the onus on the two to make the biggest fight in boxing. Yesterday at the WBC Convention in Las Vegas, he spoke more and more about May 2nd and his fight with Pacquiao.
In talking to Joe Cortez of ESPN Deportes, Mayweather explained why he deserves what he deserves in a fight with Pacquiao.
“I said yes to Pacquiao because he was talking a lot of lies. Bob Arum is lying to the public. We had the issues of drug testing, we offered him 40 million dollars and they said no,” Mayweather said. “In Boxing there is an A-Side and a B-Side, that’s how the business works. If you’re the B-side you have to take the B-side of negotiations. But we definitely want the fight, Mayweather-Pacquiao, May 2nd.”
Regarding Canelo challenging him for the date Mayweather stated, “I’m fighting May 2nd. Canelo is a great champion and a star but there is no fight out there that can compete with Mayweather-Pacquiao on May 2nd.”
Mayweather was seen with Top Rank’s Tood Deboeuf. The two are good friends but could their conversations have been more than pleasantries and more about business? Stay tuned.