Pacquiao: Mayweather Jr is not a commission, he makes rules as he doesn’t want to fight

26 Oct

Robert Delgado – Los Angeles

The escalating rivalry between a brace of boxers synonymous with the pinnacle of the pound for pound lists: Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr, is fast reaching it’s peak as, during a media event to help build interest in his November 12 examination against Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao was asked for his thoughts regarding Mayweather and the issue of testing, to which Manny responded: “he makes his own rules because he doesn’t want to fight“.

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Pacman returns to the ring on November 12. Credit: Stacey Verbeek - Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, Dallas

“We have a commission, right? We have a commission in boxing and we have to follow the rules,” said Pacquiao, as caught by the Fight Hub TV camera lenses. “Why does he create his own regulation? He’s not a commission.”

The ‘he’ that Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38ko) refers to is, of course, WBC welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (42-0-0, 26ko). The American, an undefeated professional in 42 fights, was awarded the green belt due to his fourth round knockout of Victor Ortiz last month, however, he is yet to confirm his next opponent leading to speculation as to whom he could possibly be aligned with in the first half of 2012.

A rematch with Ortiz, a bout with British boxer Amir Khan, rumours of a scrap with Sergio Martinez and a fight with Pacquiao – the most lucrative showdown in boxing – have all been mooted, with Mayweather Jr even mentioning that he would box anyone within the confines of the 147lb weight class – Manny included.

A clause embedded into every contract during negotiations with Mayweather Jr, though, includes undergoing blood testing; an allegedly more effective method of detecting performance enhancing drugs than current urine tests. Pacquiao, though, believes Mayweather Jr is not – as he claims – intending to ‘clean up the sport of boxing’ – but, rather, using the testing issue as a ploy not to fight.

The Filipino octuple champion continued: “He’s just creating his own rules because he does not want to fight. That’s exactly the reason. The real champion, if you’re a real fighter, you’ll fight anybody.”

Trusted adviser to Pacquiao, Michael Koncz, added: “On one of the fights we offered to do tests 14 days up to the fight and the day after the fight. Actually we offered on the day of the fight but the commission said ‘no, it’s not sterile in the facilities’.

“So if someone is taking a [performance] enhancing drug and they test it 14 days before the fight and the day after the fight, if there’s nothing there then that drug didn’t help you.”

Pacquiao’s most immediate test is an upcoming battle with battle-hardened warhorse Marquez. The two fight in Las Vegas in November.

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3 Responses to “Pacquiao: Mayweather Jr is not a commission, he makes rules as he doesn’t want to fight”

  1. Ramon S. Antolin October 26, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    yeah Pacman is right! Floyd is just creating alibis so as not to fight him!now that Pacman is willing to take the test why is he silent?why he don’t want to fight?after that he will again make another alibi! maybe he will ask for a 200 Million dollar purse! that way he can avoid the humiliation of losing to the Pacman!

  2. Anonymous October 26, 2011 at 5:31 am #

    Floyd got served by his own medicine


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