The much-anticipated showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. may finally come to fruition if recent reports are to be believed. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said a new negotiation is ongoing.
In the past, talks between the camps of the two great boxers have repeatedly collapsed due to Mayweather’s demands. This time, however, the undefeated American champion’s side is claiming that Floyd, Jr. is eager to step into the ring to face Pacquiao.
Sam Watson, Mayweather’s friend and longtime adviser, said in an interview with Ryan Sandoval of Fighthype.com that Floyd wants the super showdown as much as Pacquiao does. He told Sandoval that Mayweather is very eager to fight the Filipino pugilist, who is fresh from the 12-round unanimous win over Chris Algieri.
“Floyd wants to fight Manny Pacquiao real bad,” Sam Watson said, adding all that Floyd has been talking about is fighting Pacquiao.
Watson claims Floyd is telling him everyday that he wants the fight and that he is ready. He assured fight fans that an agreement will be made.
The boxing adviser said the fight between Manny and Floyd would be the biggest fight in the history of the boxing sport.
“This is the biggest fight ever. Tyson and Holyfield was big, Tyson and Lennox Lewis was big, Mayweather and Canelo was big, but this would be the biggest fight ever…ever,” Watson claimed.
If the megabuck showdown happens, Bob Arum said they are considering AT&T Stadium (formerly known as Cowboys Stadium) as the fight venue as it is the only place that could host “a big show like the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.”