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Floyd Mayweather on Pacquiao fight: "We're going to make it happen"

Joseph Herron Updated
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Ever since Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De la Hoya broke the unfortunate news that a deal between Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto was indefinitely off the table, many fight scribes and boxing fans have been speculating about a potential rematch between the current lineal Middleweight Champion and Floyd Mayweather Jr. taking place on "Cinco de Mayo" holiday weekend. "Money" May finally decided to speak publicly about his May 2 match-up for the first time since calling out Manny Pacquiao and promoter Bob Arum on December 13, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.

"Hopefully it's Mayweather vs. Pacquiao," Floyd Jr. recently stated to Shade 45 Radio.

"Of course we're trying to make the fight happen between me and Pacquiao."

Are we negotiating? Absolutely we're negotiating."

Although the world's highest paid athlete did confirm that discussions were currently taking place between Team Mayweather and Team Pacquiao, the pound for pound king wasn't specific about the amount of progress or a projected date of announcement.

More importantly, there was no mention of a potential deal or any desire to face Miguel Cotto on May 2.

When asked by the radio personality, via phone interview, whether or not the fight was going to happen, Mayweather seemed optimistic.

"We're going to make it happen."

The negotiated super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is expected to easily become the highest grossing event within the sport's long and storied history. Many industry experts are projecting a possible $40 million live gate, as well as PPV purchases that substantially surpass the 3 million mark.


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