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Pacquiao questions Mayweather bravery, imposes 10-day deadline for mega-fight

Phil D Jay 21/01/2015

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will give Floyd Mayweather just ten more days to agree his side of the deal for a $250 million dollar unification bout on May 2 in Las Vegas.

The 36 year-old has already signed his portion of the contract to challenge Mayweather for his WBC and WBA titles at the MGM Grand as says he wants a final answer from the pound for pound king by the end of the this month.

“We’re waiting for the signed contract from them,” Pacquiao told ESPN.com. “Me and my promoter, we both agree to the terms and conditions. Whatever he wants, we agreed to that already. We’re just waiting for the signed contract.

“I don’t know (when we will hear from Mayweather), but we have a time limit for them – until February,” he added.

Pushed on potential reasons for the delay in Mayweather putting pen to paper on the fight, which is set to be broadcast on both Showtime and HBO, Pacquiao stated; “You know, first, before, his reason was drug testing. But he knows that’s not a problem before.

“I already agreed to whatever his terms and conditions. He’s just making that alibi, to make a reason to avoid the fight. I don’t know. Maybe he’s scared to lose,” questioned Pacquiao.

Mayweather has been linked to a rematch with current WBC middleweight title holder Miguel Cotto as an alternative to Pacquiao, whilst 147lb contender Amir Khan is open to facing the Filipino if the Floyd fight collapses for a third time in seven years.

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