Manny Pacquiao’s Camp Says Floyd Mayweather’s Decision About Fight Coming Friday

Manny PacquiaoSince re-entering negotiations two months ago, boxing fans have been eagerly awaiting an official announcement on whether Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao would meet in November … today is no different.

There’s still no official word, but Pac-Man’s camp says they’re just waiting on Mayweather … and if not, they are preparing for alternative plans.

The Filipino superstar’s promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, told ESPN.com this week that the deadline for Mayweather to make a decision is Friday (July 16).

“We’re ready to go on with the Mayweather fight,” Arum told the sports network, “but we have to make contingency plans just in case and I don’t really want to talk about that too much. But Mayweather has until the end of the week. He could wait until the last minute. If it’s Friday and it’s 11 p.m., and he says we have a deal, we have a deal.”

While Arum said that he was hopeful Mayweather would accept the deal, Pacquiao has to be prepared in the event that he doesn’t. He did, however, reveal that Mayweather has had the contract for weeks now, and that Pacquiao has accepted the terms, including provisions for drug testing (blood and urine) leading up to the bout.

If it doesn’t happen, Arum said they’ve discussed proposals for Pacquiao to fight former welterweight titlist Antonio Margarito or face Miguel Cotto in a rematch if things with Mayweather don’t pan out.

Pacquiao and Mayweather were negotiating during December and January for a fight in March, but their talks stalled when both sides couldn’t agree to terms, specifically drug testing requirements Mayweather had requested.

So, instead Pacquiao took on Joshua Clottey and easily defeated him, while Mayweather beat Sugar Shane Mosley.

The next obvious opponent would be Mayweather, but the ball is in his court now to make a decision.

“We’re waiting on Floyd,” Arum said. “He might not want to fight again this year. If he wants to say, ‘See you next year,’ there’s always next year. But I don’t think we can’t wait much longer for him to make up his mind because if we do the fight we want to make it as big as we can make it, and that takes time. I think Floyd will give us the courtesy of a response one way or the other. What that response will be, I really don’t know.

“That’s the fight we want and that’s the fight we’re in for, but if we can’t do that fight there are other opponents.”

In June, reporters asked Mayweather about his next fight, to which he explained that he was taking the year off. However, Pac-Man’s camp said Money May was just talking … and negotiations were still underway.

So, it seems on Friday, fans will finally get their answer as to whether this fight will go down or not.

Stay tuned…

16 comments
  1. Floyd is a sucker for real! Why procrastinate Floyd? You got the contract and all you need to do is sign next to the X and get this fight going!! What excuse you have now? No need to wait the last minute to announce your decision you fool!! Mofo scared that Pacman going to knock fire out his ass!!

  2. All these taunting and seemingly endless challenging by the Pacman camp have to stop. Enough said. The fight will happen when Floyd is ready – that’s the end of these gossips whose purpose are nothing but to smear the good name of the Mayweathers.

  3. We had 2 wait if official or not.I can’t wait for history will be made if they can’t reach a agreement then they’ll disappointed the fans.

  4. john: Hey! look, a bat flying.

    doe : Ummm, No!

    john: Is it a ch1cken?

    doe : No!

    john: Is it a d@ck?

    doe : Shhh! that’s Mayweather. Flying to Brit’s. He doesnt belong to the “The Land of The Brave….”he wants to fight Ricky’s little brother over there.

  5. Heres a renactment…..

    (Floyd MAYWEATHER)
    WHAT????? HE (PAC) AGREED TO THE TERMS!!!!!! UNCLE RODGER, WHAT DO WE DO NOW?????

    (UNCLE RODGER) SHITZ MANG, WE WILL MAKE UP SOME MORE SHITZ ON HIM, AND DEMAND MORE, I GUESS??? MAYBE HE WILL GO AWAY.

    (MAYWEATHER) I HOPE SO….HEZ A BAD MOFO!!!! IM SOOOOO SCARED RODGER!!!!!!

    (UNCLE RODGER) ITS OK, NOW GET OVER HERE AND SUX MY HAIRY BALZZ. YOU KNOW THIS IS A GOOD TRAINING METHOD, DNT QUESTION IT!!!!!!!

    (MAYWEATHER)

    OK…..YUMMY

  6. @nono & gwinbush You two have got to be the dumbest dipshits on BallerStatus. Yeah, Mayweather will beat him hands down, thats why he’s talking about retiring now that Manny agreed to his testing. Idiots

  7. Bobby Pacquiao Vs. Floyd jr.

    Its a great match!

    If Manny accused of steroids and PED why not Bobby Pacquiao!

    I think Bobby needs steroid and PED than Pacquiao

    Hey Mayweathers out there Bobby is here to accuse make a press call that Bobby is in PED and ROIDS!!!!!!!

    USADA ! USADA ! USADA ! USADA !

  8. @nono & gwinbush Floyd looking like a coward more and more everyday…GTFOH with the “Mayweather’s good name” BS!! The test-tube baby has been called out and its time to put up or SHUT UP!!!

  9. What’s your excuse now money
    May let’s face it you are scared you are a coward puneny azz nigga

  10. FLOYD BITCH ASS WILL NEVER SIGN. THAT NIGGA FLOYD CHERRY PICKED HIS WAY TO THE TOP. FLOYD KNOWS PACMAN IS THE ONLY MAN THAT CAN BEAT HIM AND SO HE’S SCARED TO SIGN!

    WHAT A BITCH FLOYD IS!

  11. its really hard to decide to sign a boxing fight contract especially if you really know that it will surely blemish your perfect record, its really hard because you cannot cheat yourself anyway!!
    mayweather knows it he knows pacman has an edge against him!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.