MMA — 27 September 2012

The super-fight we’ve all been waiting for is hopefully closer to becoming reality. Manny Pacquiao wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. and he’s even gone on record saying he’s willing to accept less money to make it happen.

Pacquiao offered that win or lose, he will accept 10% less of the total purse than Mayweather, rather than have a 50/50 split.

“He can be introduced first, have top billing … he can wear my trunks,” publicist Fred Sternburg quoted Manny Pacquiao to the Los Angeles Times. “I don’t care. I just want to get him in the ring.”

Last week, Pacquiao said that he thinks Mayweather is aftraid to take the fight and put his unblemished record on the line.

Mayweather has yet to comment back, but one of his advisers, Leonard Ellerbe, was not too keen on the comments made by the Pacquiao camp.

Manny Pacquiao can’t tell Floyd Mayweather [expletive],” Ellerbe said. “If and when the fight takes place, Floyd will dictate the terms.”

Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time on December 8th. Floyd Mayweather does not have another fight scheduled after recently spending two months in jail for domestic battery.





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