Thursday, January 12, 2012

BREAKING: Manny Pacquiao accepts Floyd Mayweather's latest challenge

Manny Pacquiao has accepted a challenge made by Floyd Mayweather according to the BBC, but there are some things Floyd needs to do according to Manny's team before anything becomes official:
Manny Pacquiao has accepted Floyd Mayweather's challenge for a showdown in May, but barriers remain in the way of a possible super-fight. On Wednesday, Mayweather demanded Pacquiao "give the world what they want to see" and agree to a bout on 5 May. And while Pacquiao said he wanted the fight, he said he favours a date in late May and suggested Mayweather could not guarantee his side of the purse.  
"This is the fight the world wants," said Philippine superstar Pacquiao. "[But] Mayweather wants a guaranteed purse so what he has to do is get a promoter who can give him the guarantee. "I don't have problems getting a guarantee because I have a promoter who will give me my guaranteed purse. "If he gets a guarantee, then we are going to share the revenue on a 50-50 basis." Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum added: "There is no problem on our part - the problem is on Mayweather's. "Mayweather needs somebody on his side that's going to guarantee his purse. Mayweather has nobody on his side and GBP (Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions) is not going to guarantee his purse."
The original tweet Floyd sent out said:
"Manny Pacquiao I'm calling you out let's fight May 5 and give the world what they want to see... Step up Punk"
Here is a video of Floyd and 50 calling out Manny at this week's CES 2012 convention in Las Vegas:

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