Mayweather: I’m waiting for Pacquiao to sign the contract – News
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is dead serious about wanting to fight WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao next on May 5th next year. So serious is Mayweather that he’s telling Pacquiao to step up and sign the contract so that they can get this fight done.
Mayweather told fighthype.com “Sign the contract [Pacquiao]. I’m waiting. Now I can’t be sitting waiting all day now, You want a fight, let’s make it happen. May 5th! What’s going on? You said you were a clean athlete and you said you would take the tests and all that. Well, let’s do it.”
It remains to be seen if Pacquiao will take this fight or not, although that’s what Pacquiao says he wants to do instead of facing the unappealing task of trying to fight Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth tie and possibly losing this time. Pacquiao needs to take the Mayweather payday fight before he gets beaten by someone else.
Pacquiao’s last fight against Marquez showed that Pacquiao is starting to lose his ability to move around the ring like he used to. It’s only a matter of time before one of the young lions takes Pacquiao down unless his promoter Bob Arum keeps matching him up with fading Top Rank stars.
Pacquiao doesn’t have much choice. He either faces Mayweather Jr now of fights a rematch against Marquez. He’ll look kind of silly if he bypasses both Mayweather and Marquez and fights one of Arum’s fighters. It’ll just look like he’d dodging both guys and no amount of excuses given will be believed by the boxing public. As bad as Pacquiao is starting to look, he really needs to sign the contract to fight Mayweather, take his loss like a man, and then try and fight Marquez for a fourth time but in Mexico.
Mayweather saw the Pacquiao-Marquez III fight and he thinks Marquez won it. But Mayweather doesn’t want to take any more risks by waiting to make the Pacquiao fight happen, because there’s too much danger now for Pacquiao to get beaten by somebody. And once Pacquiao is beaten, the money for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will plummet dramatically. Only with Pacquiao still winning is the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight a huge event. Pacquiao dodged a bullet when the judges gave him the decision against Marquez recently despite the boxing world seeing Marquez as the winner. But Pacquiao can’t let this happen over and over again, because fans will lose confidence him, and see him as having lost anyway.
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