Monday, May 7, 2012

Megafight with Mayweather ‘still possible,’ says Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao-Mayweather FightLOS ANGELES — A megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. “is still possible,” Manny Pacquiao said after watching the unbeaten American subdue Miguel Cotto in their 12-round super welterweight title bout in Las Vegas.
“May pag-asa pa [There’s still a chance], depending on the negotiations,” the Filipino ring idol told this reporter in his condominium unit in Los Angeles, where he watched the last two rounds of the Mayweather-Cotto fight on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).

“It was a good fight. They both fought well,” Pacquiao added in Filipino.

Mayweather used his speed and accuracy to win a unanimous decision over a game Cotto in one of his toughest fights ever.

Mayweather dominated late, rocking Cotto in the 12th round to pull out a win and remain unbeaten in 43 fights. But it wasn’t easy, with Mayweather getting his nose bloodied and Cotto fighting until the final bell.
Two judges scored the fight 117-111 and the third had it 118-110. The Associated Press had Mayweather winning 116-112.

Fight with Pacquiao
Mayweather was guaranteed $32 million for the fight. After the decision was announced, Mayweather discussed a possible fight with Pacquiao, his rival for the title of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter.
Fans have been clamoring for the megafight, which has hit various stumbling blocks, including Mayweather’s insistence that Pacquiao agree to blood testing and how the revenue from the fight is to be divided.

“I tried to make the Pacquiao fight and that didn’t work, so I fought Miguel Cotto instead and.... Read more Pacquiao Bradley news here.

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