Mayweather: ‘No one knows Khan, my focus is on Pacquiao’
Milan Ordoñez on Dec 17, 2014 11:06 AM
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MANILA – Pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather further solidified his statement about fighting Manny Pacquiao.
This past weekend, the general public was up and about after Mayweather finally broke his silence and issued a challenge to his five-year on-paper rival. More notably, he made his demands more specific this time around.
“Let's make it happen,” Mayweather told Steven Farhood of Showtime Sports. “May 2nd. Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let's do it."
Also this past weekend, 147-pound standout Amir Khan handily disposed of his opponent Devon Alexander in a 12-round battle for his WBC Silver welterweight title. With his victory, “King Khan” also feels he had done enough to face boxing’s top fighter today.
"I believe Khan vs Mayweather will be huge,” Khan said during his post-fight interview. “The UK fans will support, and we'll come to take the belt off of him.”
In a recent interview with Fight Hub TV, however, Mayweather dismissed Khan’s performance on Saturday night, noting that the British boxing star’s name “holds no weight.”
"No one knows who Amir Khan is except people who are involved in boxing,” said the undefeated fighter. “My focus is Manny Pacquiao. Let's make it happen."
Since 2009, both the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps have been reportedly in talks to make a fight happen, although nothing was ever made final. Most people pin the blame on Mayweather and his demands for Olympic style drug testing and a rather unjust division of the fight purse.
But for the last two years, “Money” has been placing the blame solely on Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum as the main reason why negotiations never bore fruit.
“Basically, the first time we didn't fight because of random blood and urine testing,” Mayweather explained. “Second time we didn't fight because he didn't want to take the $40 million.”
“Now, I don't know, Bob Arum is trying to throw another excuse out there, about they don't want to fight May 2nd. Why not? Let's make the fight happen."
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