Floyd Mayweather Jr.: May 5th is Manny Pacquiao Ass Whooping Day

Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows that his fight with Manny Pacquiao won’t happen before he goes to jail, so he’s talking as much crap as possible to make himself look like a badass. Witness the tweet Mayweather sent Tuesday saying May 5th is Manny Pacquiao ass whooping day:

With strong statements like that, is there any wonder why his fans love him? Just one question for you, Floyd: If you felt this confident all along, then why were you ducking Pac Man for so long?

Mayweather also tweeted Tuesday “I’m ready to fight Pacquiao 5/5/12 Bob Arum know the date can’t change I have my guarantee call Schaefer & Al and stop lying to the public.”

It’s nice and all, but we all know that won’t change anything. Bob Arum is coming up with every excuse possible to keep this fight from happening before Floyd goes to jail.

Floyd Mayweather Baits Manny Pacquiao with Picture of His Title Belt

Floyd Mayweather Jr. must be really confident that he can beat Manny Pacquiao. After all, anyone who follows boxing knows that Floyd only makes fights he knows he can win.

Floyd has been baiting Pac Man through social media all week. On Tuesday, he issued a call out of Pacquiao. On Wednesday, it was more of the same.

“I’m ready to put my belt up. What about you Manny Pacquiao? Let’s make history,” he tweeted, with the picture above accompanying the message.

Like I said, Money must have seen something in Pacquiao’s latest fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, because he wouldn’t be pursuing this fight so vigorously otherwise.

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.

Roger Mayweather Thinks Floyd and Manny Pacquiao Will Fight May 5th

While the fake Roger Mayweather was making noise through his phony Twitter account Tuesday, the real Roger Mayweather made some news by saying he thinks the potential Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will happen.

“I think it’s going to happen,” Roger (Floyd’s uncle and trainer) told Boxing Scene. “Any time you have $100 million involved, a fight is going to happen. There are no other opponents. Pacquiao is running out of opponents. I think everyone wants the fight. Pacquiao says he’s going to take a test, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t happen.”

We hadn’t heard much on the progress of the potential fight, so this is a positive sign. The last word was when we suspected Bob Arum was trying to arrange the fight without Golden Boy Promotions being involved.

Floyd has the MGM Grand booked for May 5th, so it makes sense for him to face Manny Pacquiao on that date. Many people think Pacquiao’s poor showing against Juan Manuel Marquez is a strong sign that Floyd will win a fight between the two. While Pacquiao’s struggles against Marquez have no impact on a fight with Floyd, I have felt all along that Mayweather should be favored.

Roger Mayweather also said that one reason Amir Khan lost to Lamont Peterson Saturday is because he wasn’t on the same stuff he usually is. Mayweather says Khan is usually on the same stuff Pacquiao takes.

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

Is Bob Arum Trying to Promote Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Solo?

As soon as Manny Pacquiao won his decision against Juan Manuel Marquez earlier this month, promoter Bob Arum began talking about a fourth fight between the men. One could call it a leverage play by Arum, who may have been upset that Floyd Mayweather Jr. was trying to control negotiations by booking the MGM on May 5th. Floyd called out Manny Pacquiao, making it seem like the perfect lead-in to the megafight. The only problem is Arum seemed to be reluctant to negotiate it.

That’s a serious problem because both Manny Pacquiao and his trainer, Freddie Roach, want Floyd Mayweather. The only person who seemed to not want the fight was Bob Arum. Even one of Manny’s coaches, Alex Ariza, said that. But does Arum not want Manny to fight Floyd, or is he just trying to control the promotion of the fight? Either case could be possible.

The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Pacquiao’s agent, Michael Koncz, stopped by Mayweather’s gym in Las Vegas. Arum confirmed the meeting. Arum also says he’s been negotiating with investors regarding the potential mega-fight.

So what is Arum’s motivation — assuming that he genuinely is trying to arrange this fight? He probably wants to promote the bout solo to keep Golden Boy Promotions, which has been contracted to promote Floyd’s last few fights, out of the picture.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fighting on May 5th: We Want Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Wednesday that he will fight on May 5th and he wants to face Manny Pacquiao. Floyd’s adviser told Dan Rafael that Mayweather’s team is “looking to make the biggest fight possible and everyone knows what that fight is, the little fella.”

It’s clear that means they want Manny Pacquiao, who has a November 12th fight against Juan Manuel Marquez. During an interview on 106 & Park Wednesday, Floyd mentioned Manny by name.

“We’re looking for Pacquiao,” Mayweather said. “We want Pacquiao to take the test. We just want to give the fans and the people around the world what they want to see.”

Floyd will be 35 in May while Manny will be 33. Neither fighter has much time left, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that the winner will retire. You can expect each fighter to make at minimum $50 million for the bout. They will likely pull in much more.

Now the next step is making sure Manny beats Juan Manuel Marquez. As long as that happens, the sides should agree to a 50-50 split, and full drug testing with no cutoff date. Then, the long-anticipated fight may finally happen.

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

Arum: Floyd Mayweather’s Legal Issues Could Prevent Manny Pacquiao Fight

It’s not just Floyd Mayweather Jr. who appears to be avoiding a potential super fight with Manny Pacquiao — promoter Bob Arum isn’t giving many positive signs either. In an interview with Radio Rahim of Max Boxing, Arum expressed reservations about a potential Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

“It depends largely on something that’s out of everybody’s control — other than the fact that Manny still has to be [Juan Manuel] Marquez. But even if he does, does Mayweather beat the criminal justice system in Nevada? That’s the issue,” the promoter told Rahim.

“Who knows if Mayweather’s going to be around next year to fight? He has real problems. Does he get them solved? I don’t know. Before anybody starts talking about a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, they better ask themselves ‘What is Mayweather’s criminal situation and will he be around in 2012 to fight Pacquiao or anybody else?'”

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