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Pacquiao hits out at Mayweather’s demands, says ‘Kalimutan na muna natin yan’


Manny Pacquiao wants fans to forget about the possibility of a bout against Floyd Mayweather, according to a report by PhilBoxing, which quotes from an interview with the Sarangani congressman on DAZR radio.

“Ayaw talaga eh, wala na tayo sigurong magagawa,” said Pacquiao. “Kalimutan na muna natin yan. For the last four years negotiations for the fight have been on and off and nothing had come out.

“He’s been asking for so many conditions which we have expressed intentions to abide by like drug testing, purse split and everything. Now he wants me to separate myself from my promoter [Top Rank CEO Bob Arum] which I cannot possibly do….Habang tumatagal, nagiging lalong impossible ang hinihingi niya."

[Related: Mayweather calls Pacquiao desperate] 

Pacquiao’s comments came in response to Mayweather recently calling him ‘desperate,’ in an interview with Fighthype.com

“First he didn't need me; now he needs me. He's willing to do anything now after his career done took a major setback. First he wanted 50/50; now he's like, 'Floyd, give me anything. Throw an old, desperate dog a bone,’” said Mayweather.

[Related: Freddie Roach wants Pacquiao to fight Guerrero before Mayweather]

Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer, actually thinks first fighting Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, whom Mayweather previously defeated, would make more sense, and bring Pacquiao closer to a bout with the undefeated American boxer.

“He [Guerrero] went the distance with Mayweather and I think if Manny knocks him out, it puts us even closer to the Mayweather fight,” Roach told SecondsOut.com

[Related: Broner-Maidana rematch could set up Khan-Mayweather]

Both Pacquiao and Mayweather have yet to announce who their next opponents will be, though many believe Pacquiao has Timothy Bradley or Ruslan Provodnikov lined up, while Mayweather will be gunning for Amir Khan. - AMD, GMA News
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