Manny Pacquiao: Will He Mention Floyd Mayweather Jr. Saturday Night?

Vitali SCorrespondent IJune 6, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 30:  Manny Pacquiao warms up before his workout in preparation for his fight against Timothy Bradley at the Wild Card Boxing Club on May 30, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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If on this coming Saturday night, Manny Pacquiao pulls of a victory against his well-respected rival, Timothy Bradley, will he mention Floyd Mayweather Jr. during the post-decision interview inside the ring?

After every fight, boxing fans can’t wait to hear what the next step might be for the winner and loser of the fight. Possibilities are generally discussed, with the winner calling out his next possible opponent. 

In Pacquiao’s case, this opponent is more than obvious. Pacquiao vs. Mayweather has taken up more space on boxing news websites and magazines than any other fight in a long time, if not ever.

Do you think that Pacquiao, if victorious, will speak up about Floyd? Will he talk strictly boxing, or will he mention jail as well?

I find this interesting for many reasons.

Manny will know that it is expected and demanded of him by millions of fans around the globe. Thus, I expect that he will touch on that subject come Saturday night.

The important part is how he might go about voicing it.

Will he simply mention that he is still interested in trying to work out the various details and make the fight finally happen?

Will he touch on the fact that Mayweather Jr. is now in jail and that he will have to sit down with Bob Arum and discuss his future?