Manny Pacquiao may be just a few days from squaring off against welterweight title-holder Chris Algieri, but all he seems to see is Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“I have one specific goal,” Pacquiao told ESPN should he emerge victorious against Algieri on Nov. 22 at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China. “I want that fight with Mayweather.”
Fight fans have wanted the same thing for quite some time, and may actually be on the verge of finally getting if both both men can at all be taken at their word. Depending on what day of the week it is and as their respective careers wind down, both men have insisted it too is what they want for the preservation of their legacies.
At 47-0 and the owner of five different titles in five different weight classes, Mayweather can have pretty much anything he wants in the sport. “If it happens it happens,” he told reporters after outpointing Marcus Maidana in his last bout back in September. “You guys can keep asking the same questions over and over. I move when I want to, where I want to and how I want to. Hopefully, it’s next.”
Added Pacquiao (56-5-2), “I believe good-faith negotiations could produce that fight. But it is impossible to negotiate when you are the only one sitting at the table. Two fighters who want to fight each other have never been kept from fighting each other.”[Photo Credit: Inboundpass]