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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Manny Pacquiao Reportedly Willing to Take Less Money than Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiao says he is willing to take less money than Floyd Mayweather Jr. if the two are to fight, the Manila Bulletin reports.

Speaking to the Filipino newspaper from General Santos City, Pac Man said in Tagalog that making the fight happen is more important than the money.

Pacquiao’s manager, Michael Koncz, stopped by Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s gym in Las Vegas recently, signifying that the two parties could be in negotiations. Floyd’s trainer and uncle, Roger Mayweather, also said last week that he expects the two to fight on May 5th — the date Mayweather has reserved at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Floyd could still find a reason to back out, and promoter Bob Arum could find a reason to postpone the fight, but it sure appears that Manny wants it to happen. Both he and trainer Freddie Roach have said they want Floyd next. Manny reportedly is willing to take drug tests without a cutoff date, so we’re running out of excuses for keeping the fight from happening.

Here is a full history of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. negotiations.

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