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Pacquiao on board for May 5 Mayweather clash

Phil Jay 04/11/2011

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has responded to WBC belt holder Floyd Mayweather’s desire to fight him in May by declaring on US television that his is ‘ready to fight’ him in Las Vegas on May 5th.

Drug-testing issues that cause negotiations to collapse in 2009 seem to have been ironed out and it seems that only the timing of Mayweather’s admission has put a dent in the possibility of negotiations getting underway.

Bob Arum has stated that after Pacquiao, 32, meets Juan Manuel Marquez next Saturday night, talks could potentially get going between both sides and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer is ready to represent Floyd’s side of the deal.

The only stumbling block would be if Marquez could pull off a shock at the MGM Grand on November 12th, but potentially a fight could still go ahead between the pair on fans demand alone.