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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: 'Money' wants 'Pac Man' fight on May 2, also known as 'Cinco de Mayweather'

"I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao. We tried to make the fight happen years ago; we had problems with random blood and urine testing. I just want to be on an even playing field. Now he's in a very, very tight situation. He's lost to Marquez, he's lost to Bradley. Pay-per-view numbers are extremely low. He's desperate. I wanted that fight a long time ago. I'm just waiting on them. Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight. We have been trying to make this fight happen behind the scenes for years now, but the fans and the people have been fooled because they have been listening to people just on one side. Now it's time for us to talk. We want the fight. So let's make this fight happen. Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years. We're tired of you guys fooling the public, fooling the critics. You guys didn't want to take random blood and urine testing, so that's why it didn't happen. Then I offered you $40 million, then you didn't want to make the fight happen. You lost twice, now you coming back begging for the same money. That's not gonna happen. Let's make the fight happen for the people and the fans. Mayweather versus Pacquiao, May 2nd, Cinco de Mayweather."

If you are going to tell boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. that "Cinco" means "five," don't bother, as the undefeated pugilist already knows the important numbers. That would include a massive payout if and when he fights fellow "sweet science" attraction, Manny Pacquiao, who can't seem to get promoter and UFC hater Bob Arum to let him fight the "Money" man for a whole laundry list of reasons, conveniently laid out in the video above. While this boxing "super fight" lost some its luster, thanks to Father Time and a pair of losses for "Pac Man," it's still poised to become one of the biggest paydays in the history of combat sports. Anyone optimistic enough to think this fight gets put together in the next five and a half months?

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