Manny Pacquaio Says Floyd Mayweather Fight Is A Priority
Manny Pacquiao says that he is making sure that his next fight be against archrival Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to USA Today.
"I am meeting with my promoter, Bob Arum, and I will insist that the fight with Mayweather be given the preference than the four others in the list I will fight next," Pacquiao said according to USA Today.
Mayweather recently had a 90-day prison sentence postponed until after May. The undefeated boxer said he is planning to schedule a fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and that he would fulfill his sentence for misdemeanor assault and harassment after the bout. Mayweather’s attorney reportedly argued that by allowing the fight to occur, the Judge’s ruling to postpone his sentence would help bring millions of dollars to the city. Pacquaio’s camp, however, would reportedly prefer a bout in November and at a larger venue.