Floyd Mayweather Wants Manny Pacquiao and 2 Other Fights in 2012

Nedu ObiAnalyst IIFebruary 14, 2012

Photo courtesy of Superboxing.net
Photo courtesy of Superboxing.net

According to WBN, Oscar De La Hoya, the President of Golden Boy Promotions has stated that Floyd Mayweather wants three fights in 2012, one of which includes Manny Pacquiao.

“We have just finalised Floyd Mayweather v Miguel Cotto for May 5th so we are excited about that,” said De La Hoya.

 “He (Mayweather) will be fighting, I believe three times this year so he is excited and I am happy to be working with him. We are just trying to make the big fights happen.

 “Hopefully we can nail down the Pacquiao fight real soon. Pacquiao just has to agree to fight because Mayweather wants to fight him.”

“Money May” (42-0, 26 KOs) who had his incarceration for domestic violence charges procrastinated until June 1st, is scheduled to take on Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) for his WBA super welterweight title on Cinco de Mayo, a date that was originally penciled in for a showdown with the Pac-Man. However, that never came to fruition.

The Filipino congressman (54-32-2, 38 KOs) will instead defend his WBO welterweight belt against Timothy Bradley (28-0, 1NC, 12 KOs) on June 9, later this year.

If Mayweather can wrestle the title from Cotto’s grasp and serve his 90-day stint in jail (which will most probably be half the designated time), he’ll then have only five months-plus to fit in two more fights.

That said, a potential clash with Pacquiao is also dependent on whether the eight-division titlist defeats Bradley.


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