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Posted January 22, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports
 
 

Manny Pacquiao Challenge Floyd Mayweather To ‘Charity’ Fight

Manny Pacquiao wants to prove that the Floyd Mayweather fight isn’t about the money.

The former champion is trying to force the long, anticipated super fight between him and “Money,” which until this day looks grim to say the least.

He spoke about the chances of the fight in a phone interview with Inquirer in which he put out that he would be willing to do the fight for chairty.

“Floyd, if you’re a real man, fight me. Let’s do it for the love of boxing and for the fans. Let’s do it not for the sake of money. Let’s make the boxing fans happy.

“I’m not desperate to fight him just for the sake of money or material things. I’m not the one seeking this fight; rather it’s the boxing fans all over the world…I am ready to submit myself to any kind of stringent drug testing.”

“I have carved my own niche in the annals of boxing. There’s no reason why I should be desperate to fight him. But since boxing fans worldwide are seeking and demanding a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, I don’t want to disappoint them.”

Mayweather already hinted that Pacquiao won’t be his next opponent later this year.

“I offered Manny Pacquiao the fight before,” Mayweather said. “We didn’t see eye to eye on terms. Years later we come back and I try and make the fight happen again. I offer him $40 million. He said he wanted 50-50. So we didn’t make the fight happen.

“All of a sudden, he loses to Timothy Bradley, he loses to Marquez … he has tax problems now. So, two losses and tax problems later, now he all of a sudden want to say: ‘You know what? I’d do anything to make the fight happen,’ when he’s really saying: ‘Floyd, can you help me solve my tax problems, get me out of debt?'”

Pacquiao will fight in a rematch against Timothy Bradley on April 12.