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Pacquiao: I want Mayweather next

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02:40 PM ET 01.09 | "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." Thus WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao declared by way of reacting to reports in media partly blaming him should the projected mega-fight not materialize. "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," Pacquiao told this writer in Tagalog in a long distance telephone conversation yesterday from General Santos City.

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January 9, 2012  04:02 PM ET

Does he really?

January 9, 2012  08:59 PM ET

If they fight, Mayweather will not fight. He backs up and away, and counters. Pac will move forward and keep the pressure coming. If he doesn't headhunt, Pac should win with his speed and power in the later (10th or 11th) rounds.

January 9, 2012  09:19 PM ET

Too bad Mayweather wants nothing to do with Pacman

January 9, 2012  10:55 PM ET

any other time, i would love to see PBF head off to prison... i'm glad he's not. even if it's only currently a far fetched possibility, the thought of this super fight will get the boards jumping again... LET's GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!!!

January 9, 2012  11:07 PM ET

Arum will cried out loud he wants other opponent to make more millions before gayweather, he knows pacman has a little chance to win.....

January 10, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Does he really?

That's what he said, didn't he? At least until now he quoted he still wants to fight Fraudweather something you haven't heard from Fraudweather's camp lately.

January 10, 2012  09:26 AM ET

in other words: "After Mayweather scheduled his prison sentence AROUND an opportunity to kick my ****, I want people to think I am not ducking Mayweather but I'll still have my camp come up with some obstacle to prevent the fight"

January 10, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Mayweather is a prick of a human, but he beats Pac easily.

January 10, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If they fight, Mayweather will not fight. He backs up and away, and counters. Pac will move forward and keep the pressure coming. If he doesn't headhunt, Pac should win with his speed and power in the later (10th or 11th) rounds.

you don't actually watch boxing, do you? Mayweather is basically a bigger, badder, stronger, and faster version of Marquez, the guy whose style drives Pac nuts....Mayweather would destroy Pac...this is a prime example of why boxing is suffering so badly: Top rated fighter refuses to fight another top rated fighter in fear of losing the ranking....Pac is becoming boxing's version of Fedor....that guy everyone thought was great and maybe the greatest until he actually stepped into the fire and lost badly....

January 10, 2012  09:50 AM ET

I don't think they'll ever fight; there's too much money out there for both of them to take other fights than one megafight. If they do fight, I don't think it will be a one-sided affair. True, Mayweather is fast and strong, but he's not used to the kind of pressure that Pacman gives. and that little man can hit real hard. The question is how Mayweather will handle being hit hard...and he will be hit hard. Of course, styles make fights, and I think Marquez would give Mayweather a tough fight, too.

January 10, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Just like every fighter or team in any sports, they will always have a problem against a specific fighter or team. Pac with Marquez. Just as Floyd also has some flaws and problems with southpaws. He has trouble with southpaws because of his stance, its designed to defend greatly against orthodox fighters but against southpaws it doesnt work as well because lefties can control the fight with the jab easier than if they were orthodox and land easier with the right. Pac is a southpaw so this fight if it happens will be a very interesting one.

January 10, 2012  10:26 AM ET

I hope they fight, but I doubt it. It may be th eone PPV I pay for instead of going to BWW. I think Mayweather will beat Pac-man in a decision. If you ever practiced the discipline of boxing. You would know the worst oponent is a oponent you cannot hit or land a clean shot on.

January 10, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Mayweather is a prick of a human, but he beats Pac easily.

Agree

January 10, 2012  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

in other words: "After Mayweather scheduled his prison sentence AROUND an opportunity to kick my ****, I want people to think I am not ducking Mayweather but I'll still have my camp come up with some obstacle to prevent the fight"

Agree

Pacquiao fans are quick to jump on the bandwaqgon & believe everything the media says!

January 10, 2012  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Just like every fighter or team in any sports, they will always have a problem against a specific fighter or team. Pac with Marquez. Just as Floyd also has some flaws and problems with southpaws. He has trouble with southpaws because of his stance, its designed to defend greatly against orthodox fighters but against southpaws it doesnt work as well because lefties can control the fight with the jab easier than if they were orthodox and land easier with the right. Pac is a southpaw so this fight if it happens will be a very interesting one.

Mayweather is very good at adjusting to his opponents style, timing, distance......But you make a VERY GOOD POINT.......atleast you know what u are talking about......

January 10, 2012  10:55 AM ET

I don't really care if this fight happens or not....I like both fighters.....one is more shady than the other....Pacquiao.....not as genuine as he leads people to believe he is.....

Think about this: Since the Mayweathers accused him of taking Peds(Cotto fight)....he hasn't really knocked anyone out ......Clottey (12 round Dec), Margarito (12 round Dec), Mosley (12 round Dec), & Marquez (12 round Dec).....

Makes me wonder.....not accusing him of anything, just makes me wonder.....

I'm no Mayweather lyalist neither, just think Floyd is more "genuine" when it comes to BOXING

January 10, 2012  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I don't really care if this fight happens or not....I like both fighters.....one is more shady than the other....Pacquiao.....not as genuine as he leads people to believe he is.....Think about this: Since the Mayweathers accused him of taking Peds(Cotto fight)....he hasn't really knocked anyone out ......Clottey (12 round Dec), Margarito (12 round Dec), Mosley (12 round Dec), & Marquez (12 round Dec).....Makes me wonder.....not accusing him of anything, just makes me wonder.....I'm no Mayweather lyalist neither, just think Floyd is more "genuine" when it comes to BOXING

Aside from Marquez, those are bigger fighters. Pac's KO's are against fighters his weight or smaller. Then again that doesn't necessarily mean that he isn't as strong as he was.

January 10, 2012  11:54 AM ET
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Aside from Marquez, those are bigger fighters. Pac's KO's are against fighters his weight or smaller. Then again that doesn't necessarily mean that he isn't as strong as he was.

Cotto is 154 right now....Cotto is naturally bigger than Pac

January 10, 2012  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Cotto is 154 right now....Cotto is naturally bigger than Pac

plus Margarito was there to be hit......Mosley kayoed him

 
January 10, 2012  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Cotto is 154 right now....Cotto is naturally bigger than Pac

Not being sarcastic but what exactly is your point?

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