Floyd Mayweather Releases Statement on Manny Pacquiao…Want’s Pacquiao to Step Up to the Plate

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Floyd Mayweather, who listened to several comments made by Manny
Pacquiao’s promoter and trainer about a possible match-up between the
two fighters, still has yet to hear Manny Pacquiao himself say he
wants to fight him.

“Manny Pacquiao is the fighter and every time someone asks him if he
wants to fight me, he says it is up to his promoter, he’s going to
take a vacation, whatever the answer is. I have yet to hear him
actually say, ‘yes I want to fight Mayweather.’ We are the fighters
and if one fighter is talking about fighting another fighter, then
they should just come out and say it. Manny Pacquiao doesn’t say
anything directly about fighting me because he might just know it’s
not a fight he can win.

“He said during an interview he did leading up to his fight that he
didn’t think I wanted to fight him and that boxing for me was just a
business and I wasn’t interested in a good fight. But again, he never
said during that interview that he would fight me. Why is he talking
about what I won’t do instead of what he wants to do? Plain and
simple, it’s because he knows he can’t beat me under any

“Less than an hour after his fight Saturday night the talk turns back
to me. Their whole promotion was just a Mayweather sweepstakes.
They know it and anyone could figure that out. Why, because my name
kept coming up and I didn’t even say anything. Even when he was
interviewed on ESPN by Brian Kenny, he was asked about fighting me and
what did he say? Not ‘yes I want to fight Mayweather or bring it on.’
But no! He said ‘hum, ahh, well talk to my promoter.’

“The world is much more intrigued by the thought of someone fighting
me who can beat me. That is what everyone wants to see and the boxing
world is trying to find that guy. Manny Pacquaio’s people have done a
good job of creating an image of him to be this unbelievable fighter
and now the so-called guy to beat me. But like all the rest, he’s not
the one.

“There is boxing and then there is me. The rest are just falling in
line behind me or are trying to get in line to fight me. And that
includes Manny Pacquiao too.

“Tell Manny Pacquiao to be his own man and stop letting everyone,
including his loudmouth trainer, talk for him. I am my own boss,
speak for myself and tell it like it is. If Manny Pacquiao wants to
fight me, all he has to do is step up to the plate and say it

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