Late last week, boxing promoter Bob Arum revealed that the world might finally get the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight that they've been waiting for for years now. So during a recent interview, Pacquiao was asked (for the millionth time!) about why the fight still hasn't happened, despite the public demand for it. And he gave an answer that probably won't sit well with Mayweather.
"[He isn't scared] of fighting," Pacquiao said, "but perhaps of what one night could do to his zero losses. I think I finally understand him…what he says…how he acts…and I don't like it. But what I learned and heard from him, well, I realize why he is like that. I understand sometimes when the people are not educated, they just talk to talk. He sets a very bad example."
"Not educated"? Yikes. After everything that Mayweather has been through over the last week or so, that's a sore subject right now. So you can probably expect a response from Mayweather in 5, 4, 3…
Our only question is: Will these comments actually lead to a fight between the two at some point—or is this just another Floyd/Manny moment that will ultimately fade into the background and lead to nothing?
[via The Star Ledger]