Floyd Mayweather is a man of the people, according to Floyd Mayweather.
Because this is what the fans want, Mayweather called out Manny Pacquiao during an interview with Showtime's Steve Farhood and declared that he's willing to fight him on May 2. The majority of the interview was Mayweather putting pressure on Pacquiao and boxing promoter Bob Arum—who's had an icy relationship with Mayweather. To be specific:
- Pacquiao needs this. Mayweather says Pacquiao's pay-per-views haven't been doing so well, and he's desperate after losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez. Mayweather does have a point, but come on: Pacquiao's "loss" against Bradley was a travesty.
- Pacquiao missed his chance. Pacman refused to agree to random blood and urine testing in 2009 and declined a $40 million offer to fight. "You didn't want to make it happen," Mayweather said. "You lost twice, now you want the same money. That's not gonna happen."
- To sum it up: "The fans would love to see the fight. And of course, I want to go out with a bang. So let's make this fight happen. Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years. "
At least Mayweather gave us a tentative date this time. Will Pacquiao vs. Mayweather or Jay Electronica's album come first—or at all? Time will tell, but for now, check out Mayweather's interview above.
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[via Bad Left Hook]