Manny Pacquiao has confirmed he would relish the chance to take on Floyd Mayweather as their long-awaited showdown moves ever closer.
Filipino eager to finally face off against Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao has confirmed he would relish the chance to take on Floyd Mayweather as their long-awaited showdown moves ever closer to becoming a reality.
The Filipino fighter continues to attach conditions to a deal though, and has urged Mayweather to come up with the right money to make the event happen.
Mayweather took to Twitter
this week to call on Pacquiao to make their superfight happen on May 5.
Speculation over the two celebrated fighters meeting has been building for a long time but was dealt a blow when Mayweather was handed a 90-day jail term for domestic violence.
New hope arrived last week when a judge agreed to let Mayweather's sentence begin from June 1 and the undefeated American has gone public with his preferred date, telling Pacquiao in a 'Tweet': "Step up punk."
The Pacquiao camp reportedly want a date later in May, at a specially-constructed 45,000-seat arena in Las Vegas rather than the 17,000-capacity MGM Grand, due to the potential to increase earnings.
"This is the fight the world wants," 33-year-old Pacquiao was reported as saying.
"[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."