Welterweight

Manny Pacquiao Tells Bob Arum to Make Floyd Mayweather Fight Happen

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 09:  Manny Pacquiao salutes the crowd after his fight against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
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Mick AkersAnalyst IJune 27, 2012

Pound-for-pound great Manny Pacquiao has told Top Rank chief executive, Bob Arum, to make the long-awaited mega-fight with current two-division champ Floyd Mayweather happen, according to BoxingScene.com.

At a dinner that took place at Arum's home to discuss Pacquiao's future before he embarks on a vacation to France with his family, Pacquiao told Arum he wants Mayweather next, but Arum said that won't happen this year due to Mayweather serving out his 87-day jail sentence.

Arum told BoxingScene.com that Money's jail term and the outcome of negotiating with the current junior middleweight and welterweight title holder once he is out of jail would make the fight more likely next year.

As for Pac-Man's rumored November 10 bout, Arum said the the two names everyone is mentioning, Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, came up in their talks, but Pacquiao didn't pick his next fight as of yet.

Pacquiao 's legal adviser, Michael Koncz told BoxingScene.com:

(Pacquiao is going on vacation) to relax and will not make any decisions because there is no rush.

Although it seems that we have all heard this before, with Pac-Man nearing the end of his career, the possibility of a Pacquiao-Mayweather super-bout coming to fruition in 2013 seems as real as anytime during the now-almost-four-year back-and-forth conversations between the two fighters' camps.

Of course, the main thing that will be the determining factor on whether or not Pac-Man and Money meet in the ring is money. As we have seen in the past (per BoxingScene.com), Mayweather wants a bigger share of the money than Pacquiao and now with Pac-Man losing to Bradley, one would think Money will only strengthen his stance on making more in the proposed bout.

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