Floyd Mayweather denies fight is set with Manny Pacquiao

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Mayweather denies fight set with Pacquiao on live TV
Monday February 16th, 2015

During Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, Floyd Mayweather denied reports that a fight against Manny Pacquiao has been set.

Reports of a fight between the pair has been rumored for several years, but have increased since they both attended a Miami Heat game and met at a hotel last month.

While speaking with TNT's David Aldridge, Mayweather said reports of a deal being signed are premature.

“There’s a report $250 million, it’s been set. You and Pac. Has it been set, and have you signed it?” Aldridge asked.

“That’s not true. I haven’t signed yet, and he hasn’t signed yet," Mayweather said. "It’s just been speculations and rumors. But hopefully we can make the fight happen.”

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In a video posted on Instagram last week, Mayweather told Pacquiao that the two "have to make this fight happen."

Mayweather has a perfect 47-0 record with 26 KOs and beat Marco Maidana in September. Pacquiao is 57-5-2 with 38 KOs and defeated Chris Algieri in November.

- Paul Palladino

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