Pacquiao responds to Mayweather: ‘Stop the talking and do it’
Milan Ordoñez on Dec 13, 2014 05:41 PM
Photo credit: Manny Pacquiao Official Facebook fan page
MANILA – Manny Pacquiao immediately offered a response to Floyd Mayweather’s call-out.
On Friday night (Saturday morning, Manila time), WBC welterweight champion and reigning pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd “Money” Mayweather publicly declared his intent to face the eight-division Filipino world champion on May 2nd of the coming year.
The announcement was made in an interview with Showtime’s Steven Farhood.
"I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao,” Mayweather said in jest. “We tried to make it happen years ago, we had problems with random blood and urine testing. I want to be on an even playing field. Now he's in a very tight situation.”
Mayweather also went on to defend himself against the allegations of him avoiding the fight by finally stamping a date on his statement.
“Now it's time for us to talk. We want the fight. We are ready. Let's make it happen. May 2nd. Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let's do it."
Given the nature of the talks between both camps that has been on-going since 2009, Mayweather’s unusual show of aggressiveness towards making the fight happen was still met by skepticism from fans. So much so that even Manny Pacquiao himself seemed unfazed by this new “development.”
In a tweet by Abac Cordero of the Philippine Star, the reigning WBO welterweight champ simply urged Mayweather to drop the lip service and sign on the dotted line.
“Mayweather wants @MannyPacquiao on May 2. Pacquiao reacts just a while ago, "Gawin niya (Do it). Hindi puro salita (Not all talk). Sign."
The Manila Bulletin’s Nick Giongco, who is also a close associate of Pacquiao, also corroborated this.
“Pacquiao tells Floyd to stop talking and do it in May 2015," Giongco tweeted. "Just saw Pacquiao moments ago...”
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