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MARQUEZ ASKS MAYWEATHER NOT TO USE KO VIDEO, PHOTOS TO TAUNT PACQUIAO 

PHOTO: Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez lands a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao during their WBO world welterweight fight in 2012. (Inset) Floyd Mayweather Jr. AP MANILA, Philippines — Floyd Mayweather Jr. should stop using Juan Marquel Marquez’s knockout of Manny Pacquiao in 2012 to taunt the Filipino eight-division world champion. This message came from the Mexican icon himself. “Floyd should stop posting videos and photos of me knocking out Manny,” Marquez told ESPN Deportes. “He (Mayweather) should fight him first, prove he is the best not just talk but beat the man considered the best pound-for-pound [fighter] for years, Manny Pacquiao. “Only then can he post whatever he wants,” Marquez said. Marquez was trailing on the scorecards and was being pummeled when Pacquiao got careless and rammed into a solid right that knocked him out cold with one second to go in the sixth round. According to Marquez, he’d rather remember that glorious moment than fight Pacquiao again. THIS IS THE FULL REPORT

ALSO: Sorento eyes Iran’s Haddadi 

The PBA’s Kia Sorento hopes to get a reinforcement for the second conference who could reverse its fortune. “We hope we can get Hamed Haddadi,” said Kia assistant coach Glenn Capacio during the postgame interview at Smart Araneta Coliseum’s press room after the Sorento’s game against the NLEX Road Warriors last Sunday. It was Kia’s last game in the Philippine Cup, having been eliminated with only a win to show in 11 games. Haddadi is the 7-foot-2 cager from Iran who led his national team to the 2013 Fiba Asia Men’s Championship held here in Manila. He played a total of six seasons in the NBA, five with the Memphis Grizzlies and one with Phoenix Suns. He is now reportedly playing for the Qingdao Double Star, a Chinese commercial basketball team. READ FULL REPORT...

ALSO: Pacquiao may face Vargas if Floyd rejects ‘megafight’ 

While Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is 100 percent focused on getting Mayweather with the help of major stakeholders for a showdown with Pacquiao in the first half of 2015, he has also placed a safety net in place. Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao Mexican-American Jessie Vargas, the rugged Las Vegas resident who engaged Antonio DeMarco in a slugfest at the Cotai Arena on the same night Pacquiao mauled Chris Algieri, is ready to fill in the void. In fact, Vargas was very outspoken during the post-fight press conference as he challenged Pacquiao, assuring the Filipino icon that, unlike the retreating Algieri, he will not take a backward step. “I’m positive I can take it to the next level and beat Manny Pacquiao and give you a show doing it. I’m not going to run. You’re going to see a war, and you’re going to see me trade with Manny Pacquiao,” said the 25-year-old Vargas, who raised his unbeaten record to 26-0 with nine KOs. READ FULL REPORT...

(ALSO) Mayweather: I want Pacman on May 2  

DEC 14 ---PHOTO: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , during a weigh-in ceremony in his most recent fight, says he wants to fight Filipino boxing
icon Manny Pacquaio for a much bigger purse. AFP  US boxer Floyd Mayweather says he is willing to fight Manny Pacquiao next May in a blockbuster world title fight but only if he receives a much bigger share of the purse. Speaking to Showtime Sports on Friday night, Mayweather said he wants his next fight to be against Filipino star Pacquiao, who is coming off an impressive win over Chris Algieri last month in Macau, China. The 37-year-old Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) said his is ready to reach out to Pacquiao’s people with the hope that the expected richest fight in boxing history can be held on May 2. “We want the fight, we are ready,” Mayweather said. “Let’s make it happen on May 2. Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it. “I am not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight. “I wanted that fight a long time ago and I am just waiting on them.”  READ FULL REPORT...

(ALSO) Pacman: Mayweather has nowhere to run

DEC 15 ---GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has vowed to chase Floyd Mayweather Jr. into ring submission after his US rival offered to fight him next year in a blockbuster world title face-off. “He has reached a dead end. He has nowhere to run but to fight me,” Pacquiao said Saturday, hours after the undefeated Mayweather issued the May 2 challenge on US television. However, Pacquiao apparently didn’t get too excited about the statements Mayweather made the other day. He said his rival was the key for the fight to push through, recalling past ridiculous demands. The two were long-time rivals as the “best pound-for-pound” boxers of their generation, but the dream fight has never materialized to the disappointment of the boxing world. “I will try my best to (make) this a thrilling and entertaining fight. But I doubt if he’s gonna engage me in a slugfest,” said Pacquiao, winner of an unprecedented eight world titles in different weight classes. “You all know his fighting style. Most of his previous fights, if not all, induced us to sleep,” Pacquiao said here. Should the fight happen, Pacquiao, who turns 36 on Wednesday, said he will do to Mayweather what he did to another previously undefeated American, Chris Algieri, who lost to the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion in Macau last month. READ FULL REPORT...

ALSO: Manny Pacquiao ready with plan vs Mayweather 

DEC 15 ---Manny Pacquiao feels he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. trapped in a corner this time. The unbeaten American needs to back up his words and fight him next year, he says. “He (Mayweather) has reached a dead end. He has nowhere to run but to fight me,” Pacquiao, reacting to Mayweather’s offer to fight him in May, told AFP yesterday. To prevent a repeat of Mayweather’s boring victory over Argentine Marcos Maidana, Pacquiao said he intends to bring the fight to the American. Pacquiao said he will use his 12-round demolition of erstwhile unbeaten Chris Algieri in Macau last month as a blueprint of his strategy against Mayweather (See related story on A1). Mayweather, though, is giving signals that the negotiations for the prospective billion-dollar bout won’t be easy. He has said he will demand a much bigger share of the fight’s purse. “Mayweather can get the amount he wants,” Pacquiao said. “As early as January this year, I challenged him to a charity fight. Until now, he has not agreed to it. So, money is not the issue in our fight.”  READ FULL REPORT...

ALSO: Pacquiao doubts Floyd’s challenge  

FIGHTER of the Decade Manny Pacquiao and his team aren’t convinced that Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s challenge for a May 2 megabuck fight estimated to earn around $250 million, was a genuine gesture. Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz, who is in the US, told the Manila Standard, he believes Mayweather’s spiel on “Showtime” when he called out the Filipino ring icon was a propaganda effort aimed at trying to influence fans, who have indicated they feel the American doesn’t want to face Pacquiao, while others are convinced he is scared of losing his unbeaten record should he fight the hard-hitting Filipino southpaw.In an obvious attempt to turn public sentiment around, Mayweather claimed that Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank have been “ducking us for years.”  Koncz said he will believe Mayweather when he sees his signature on a contract.  In the meantime, he advised Filipino media and fight fans not to “jump the gun until we have something concrete.”  Even Pacquiao told ABS-CBN’s Raya Capulong that “we’ll be happy if it’s true and not just talk. We don’t want propaganda, we want the truth.”  READ FULL REPORT...


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Marquez asks Mayweather not to use KO video, photos to taunt Pacquiao Roy Luarca @inquirerdotnet


Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez lands a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao during their WBO world welterweight fight in 2012. (Inset) Floyd Mayweather Jr. AP

MANILA, Philippines — Floyd Mayweather Jr. should stop using Juan Marquel Marquez’s knockout of Manny Pacquiao in 2012 to taunt the Filipino eight-division world champion.

This message came from the Mexican icon himself. “Floyd should stop posting videos and photos of me knocking out Manny,” Marquez told ESPN Deportes.

“He (Mayweather) should fight him first, prove he is the best not just talk but beat the man considered the best pound-for-pound [fighter] for years, Manny Pacquiao.

“Only then can he post whatever he wants,” Marquez said.

Marquez was trailing on the scorecards and was being pummeled when Pacquiao got careless and rammed into a solid right that knocked him out cold with one second to go in the sixth round.

According to Marquez, he’d rather remember that glorious moment than fight Pacquiao again.


FROM THE INQUIRER

Sorento eyes Iran’s Haddadi Beth Celis @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 1:09 AM | Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The PBA’s Kia Sorento hopes to get a reinforcement for the second conference who could reverse its fortune.

“We hope we can get Hamed Haddadi,” said Kia assistant coach Glenn Capacio during the postgame interview at Smart Araneta Coliseum’s press room after the Sorento’s game against the NLEX Road Warriors last Sunday.

It was Kia’s last game in the Philippine Cup, having been eliminated with only a win to show in 11 games.

Haddadi is the 7-foot-2 cager from Iran who led his national team to the 2013 Fiba Asia Men’s Championship held here in Manila. He played a total of six seasons in the NBA, five with the Memphis Grizzlies and one with Phoenix Suns.

He is now reportedly playing for the Qingdao Double Star, a Chinese commercial basketball team.

“We have e-mailed Haddadi’s agent expressing our intent. The agent said we can talk to the cager directly,” Capacio said, saying he is happy with the Sorento’s performance and is optimistic that the team will get better and better with time.

Kia is entitled to a reinforcement of unlimited height, having finished among the bottom four teams after the elimination round. The other three teams with “unlimited height” privilege are Blackwater, NLEX and Barako Bull.

Assuming Kia’s fortunes are not reversed in the second conference and they end up in the bottom four of the team standings, PBA operations head Rickie Santos said Haddadi can play in the third conference for Kia because the team will be entitled to an import of unlimited height yet again.

In the second conference, Santos said the top eight teams after the eliminations are allowed imports no taller than 6-9 while in the third and last conference, the height limit for imports for the top eight teams is 6-5. Like in the second conference, the bottom four teams after the eliminations are allowed reinforcements of unlimited height.

In the third conference, Santos said a team is allowed to recruit one Asian import with a height limit of 6-3.

* * *

San Beda, the five consecutive NCAA champion, will be rewarded by its patron Manny V. Pangilinan with a trip to Boracay this December, but it doesn’t look like former Red Lions coach Boyet Fernandez is eager to join the trip.

Fernandez would rather be in Manila with his NLEX team slugging it out with Alaska, ranked No. 3 in the PBA Philippine Cup team standings after the elimination round.

“I can’t be with the Red Lions in Boracay if NLEX makes it all the way to the knockout phase [quarterfinals] against Alaska,” said Fernandez.

* * *

The two Pangilinan-supported collegiate teams have both accomplished a rare “five-peat”—San Beda in the NCAA and Ateneo in the UAAP.

The Blue Eagles did it under one coach—Norman Black—while the Lions were handled by three different coaches in a span of five seasons—Frankie Lim, Ronnie Magsanoc and Fernandez, who relinquished his San Beda post to Jamike Jarin when the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA D-League, which he coaches, was elevated to the PBA this season.


FROM THE MANILA BULLETIN

Pacquiao may face Vargas if Floyd rejects ‘megafight’ by Nick Giongco December 1, 2014 Share this: Top Rank believes it has a solid backup plan for Manny Pacquiao in case Floyd Mayweather doesn’t step up to the plate.

While Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is 100 percent focused on getting Mayweather with the help of major stakeholders for a showdown with Pacquiao in the first half of 2015, he has also placed a safety net in place.

Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao Mexican-American Jessie Vargas, the rugged Las Vegas resident who engaged Antonio DeMarco in a slugfest at the Cotai Arena on the same night Pacquiao mauled Chris Algieri, is ready to fill in the void.

In fact, Vargas was very outspoken during the post-fight press conference as he challenged Pacquiao, assuring the Filipino icon that, unlike the retreating Algieri, he will not take a backward step.

“I’m positive I can take it to the next level and beat Manny Pacquiao and give you a show doing it. I’m not going to run. You’re going to see a war, and you’re going to see me trade with Manny Pacquiao,” said the 25-year-old Vargas, who raised his unbeaten record to 26-0 with nine KOs.

Vargas holds the World Boxing Association junior-welterweight (140 lbs) champion and getting a fight done between him and Pacquiao makes perfect sense since Pacquiao is eyeing to go back down to 140.

“I heard that you want to come down to 140 so let’s make it happen,” said Vargas, who is also willing to go up to 147 and challenge and beat Pacquiao as payback for the losses suffered by his childhood idols Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales

“I’m the WBA champion and I hear you want to come down to 140. Let’s make it happen. If you want this title, okay. I can go up and take your title. I still have a grudge, to be honest, ever since I was a kid and Pacquiao beat Morales and Barrera.”

Vargas also believes him and Pacquiao have a great storyline, adding that he has beaten four of Freddie Roach’s fighters.

Arum seems to be amenable to the idea of pitting the 5-9 Vargas against his top draw.

“Vargas has become a fan-friendly fighter,” Arum told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “He has shown the ability to take a punch and to throw a punch. He deserves to be on the short list for a fight with Manny.”

But Arum insists what’s keeping him pre-occupied these days is Mayweather.


FROM THE MANILA STANDARD

Mayweather: I want Pacman on May 2 By AFP | Dec. 14, 2014 at 12:01am 2


Floyd Mayweather Jr. , during a weigh-in ceremony in his
most recent fight, says he wants to fight Filipino boxing
icon Manny Pacquaio for a much bigger purse. AFP

US boxer Floyd Mayweather says he is willing to fight Manny Pacquiao next May in a blockbuster world title fight but only if he receives a much bigger share of the purse.

Speaking to Showtime Sports on Friday night, Mayweather said he wants his next fight to be against Filipino star Pacquiao, who is coming off an impressive win over Chris Algieri last month in Macau, China.

The 37-year-old Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) said his is ready to reach out to Pacquiao’s people with the hope that the expected richest fight in boxing history can be held on May 2.

“We want the fight, we are ready,” Mayweather said. “Let’s make it happen on May 2. Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it.

“I am not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight.

“I wanted that fight a long time ago and I am just waiting on them.”

The two were long-time rivals as the “best pound-for-pound” boxers of their generation, but the dream fight has never materialized to the disappointment of the boxing world.

Mayweather did not go into financial details but he has insisted in the past that he receive the majority of the purse, especially the lucrative pay-per-view revenues.

In 2012 there was speculation that a fight between the two could lead to the first $200 million purse in boxing history with much of that money coming from pay-per-view sales.

At one point Pacquiao says Mayweather offered him a $40 million purse on the condition Mayweather would keep the pay-per-view money, which would have amounted to more than double what Pacquiao received.

Previous talks were also scuttled because Mayweather says Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) refused to submit to random blood testing.

Critics of Mayweather have accused him of ducking the 35-year-old Pacquiao for years, saying that his lopsided money demands were just a way to scuttle talks. The undefeated Mayweather even admitted before one of his recent Las Vegas fights that he “hand picks” his opponents.

‘Ducking us for years’

But on Friday he was singing a different tune, calling out his rival and insisting it was Pacquiao who is ducking him not the other way around.

“Let’s make this fight happen. Bob Arum and Manny Pacquiao you guys have been ducking us for years.

“We are tired of you guys fooling the public, fooling the critics.

“We tried to make the fight happen before and you guys didn’t want to take random blood and urine testing so that’s why the fight didn’t happen. Then I offered you $40 million and then you didn’t want to make the fight happen.

“You lost twice now and you are coming back begging for the same money. That is not going to happen.”

May 2 is the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend when Mayweather normally fights in the United States.

Mayweather also hinted Friday that this could be his last fight, though he has said that before each of his last few title fights in Las Vegas as a way to boost ticket sales.

“I want to go out with a bang,” he said.


FROM PHILSTAR

Pacman: Mayweather has nowhere to run (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 15, 2014 - 12:00am 2 1 googleplus0 0


Manny Pacquiao ABAC CORDERO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has vowed to chase Floyd Mayweather Jr. into ring submission after his US rival offered to fight him next year in a blockbuster world title face-off.

“He has reached a dead end. He has nowhere to run but to fight me,” Pacquiao said Saturday, hours after the undefeated Mayweather issued the May 2 challenge on US television.

However, Pacquiao apparently didn’t get too excited about the statements Mayweather made the other day. He said his rival was the key for the fight to push through, recalling past ridiculous demands.

The two were long-time rivals as the “best pound-for-pound” boxers of their generation, but the dream fight has never materialized to the disappointment of the boxing world.

“I will try my best to (make) this a thrilling and entertaining fight. But I doubt if he’s gonna engage me in a slugfest,” said Pacquiao, winner of an unprecedented eight world titles in different weight classes.

“You all know his fighting style. Most of his previous fights, if not all, induced us to sleep,” Pacquiao said here.

Should the fight happen, Pacquiao, who turns 36 on Wednesday, said he will do to Mayweather what he did to another previously undefeated American, Chris Algieri, who lost to the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion in Macau last month.

“I know what I have to do. I will chase him wherever he goes just in case he decides to run around the ring. We will devise a good fight plan,” Pacquiao added.

Speaking to Showtime Sports in the US on Friday night, Mayweather, 37, said he wants his next fight to be against the Filipino star.

However, the American nicknamed “Money” said – without giving details – the expected richest fight in boxing history will only happen if he receives a much bigger share of the purse than his opponent.

He called Pacquiao “desperate” then pointed to promoter Bob Arum as the reason why the fight hasn’t happened when it’s the one everybody wants to see.

Mayweather said there’s no way Pacquiao can get an even share of the purse, which could amount to hundreds of millions, because the Filipino lost two in a row in 2012.

In 2012 there was speculation that a fight between the two could lead to the first $200 million purse in boxing history with much of that money coming from pay-per-view sales.

At one point Pacquiao said Mayweather offered him a $40 million purse on the condition the American would keep the pay-per-view money, which would have amounted to more than double what Pacquiao received.

Previous talks were also scuttled because Mayweather says Pacquiao refused to submit to random blood testing.

“Mayweather can get the amount he wants. As early as January this year, I challenged him to a charity fight. Until now, he has not agreed to it. So, money is not the issue in our fight,” Pacquiao said Saturday.

Pacquiao is now on a three-fight win streak and only last Nov. 23 he floored Algieri six times en route to a lopsided but entertaining decision.

Mayweather, on the other hand, doesn’t care whom Pacquiao beats. To him what matters is that he’s undefeated in 47 fights and Pacquiao is 3-2 the last two years and 57-5-2 overall.

The two boxing superstars are getting old and many believe that if the fight doesn’t happen in 2015 no one would care if it happens later on.

Pacquiao is an old champion. On Wednesday he turns 36. But Mayweather is even older. On Feb. 24 he turns 38. Together, they are 74 years old.

“We are ready. Let’s make it happen. Let’s do it,” Mayweather told Showtime.

“This fight is about legacy, this is about making the fans happy and, above all, this is for the good of boxing,” Pacquiao said in reply to the challenge.

Is he really ready?

Pacquiao had always been ready. He thinks Mayweather is the only person in the world who can make the fight happen.

“Just do it. Don’t say it,” Pacquiao said in his native language.

Unless serious negotiations begin, there’s nothing concrete about Mayweather’s latest statements.

Pacquiao welcomed visitors to his Forbes Park mansion the other day, and at around 1 a.m. he was in an animated chess match with ex-basketball pro Zaldy Realubit.

A dozen men stood around Pacquiao as he played his other favorite sport other than boxing and basketball.

He hardly talked about Mayweather.

But in an ambush interview earlier in the day, Pacquiao dared Mayweather to sign the contract and “make it happen.”

“Huwag puro salita. Pumirma na siya (Don’t just talk. Sign the contract), he said.

“Basta mag-usap muna (Let’s talk). Mahirap kung mag-usap eh,” Pacquiao added.

Mayweather wants the fight under his terms. He will ask for a good chunk of the purse and will most likely get it. He will have his way on the weight, date, venue, gloves, even the color of the trunks.

He will want everything in his favor.

Yet, Pacquiao doesn’t mind as long as the fight takes place.

“I’m not after material things,” added Pacquiao, who once said he’d fight Mayweather for charity.

Mayweather holds the key to the fight.

Yahoo! Sports called the idea of the fight happening in May a “pipe dream.”

Right now it is. – Abac Cordero


FROM THE INQUIRER

Manny Pacquiao ready with plan vs Mayweather Roy Luarca @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:53 AM | Monday, December 15th, 2014


Manny Pacquiao feels he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. trapped in a corner this time. The unbeaten American needs to back up his words and fight him next year, he says.

“He (Mayweather) has reached a dead end. He has nowhere to run but to fight me,” Pacquiao, reacting to Mayweather’s offer to fight him in May, told AFP yesterday.

To prevent a repeat of Mayweather’s boring victory over Argentine Marcos Maidana, Pacquiao said he intends to bring the fight to the American.

Pacquiao said he will use his 12-round demolition of erstwhile unbeaten Chris Algieri in Macau last month as a blueprint of his strategy against Mayweather (See related story on A1).

Mayweather, though, is giving signals that the negotiations for the prospective billion-dollar bout won’t be easy. He has said he will demand a much bigger share of the fight’s purse.

“Mayweather can get the amount he wants,” Pacquiao said. “As early as January this year, I challenged him to a charity fight. Until now, he has not agreed to it. So, money is not the issue in our fight.”

And if the blockbuster bout pushes through, Pacquiao already has a fight plan in mind. The eight-division world champion said he knows what to do against Mayweather if they finally meet in the ring.

“I will chase him wherever he goes just in case he decides to run,” Pacquiao said. “We will devise a good fight plan against him.”

Familiar with Mayweather’s style, Pacquiao doubts whether his pound-for-pound rival will trade punches with him.

“I will try my best to [make] this a thrilling and entertaining fight. But I doubt if he’s going to engage me in a slugfest,” said Pacquiao, who accepted Mayweather’s offer—made on Showtime Sports in the US Friday night—to fight him on May 2 in the United States.

Pacquiao took a swipe at Mayweather’s failure to excite the crowd when he’s in the ring.

“You all know his fighting style,” Pacquiao said from his mansion in General Santos City. “Most, if not all, of his previous fights induced us to sleep.”


FROM THE MANILA STANDARD

Pacquiao doubts Floyd’s challenge By Ronnie Nathanielsz | Dec. 15, 2014 at 12:01am



FIGHTER of the Decade Manny Pacquiao and his team aren’t convinced that Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s challenge for a May 2 megabuck fight estimated to earn around $250 million, was a genuine gesture.

Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz, who is in the US, told the Manila Standard, he believes Mayweather’s spiel on “Showtime” when he called out the Filipino ring icon was a propaganda effort aimed at trying to influence fans, who have indicated they feel the American doesn’t want to face Pacquiao, while others are convinced he is scared of losing his unbeaten record should he fight the hard-hitting Filipino southpaw.

In an obvious attempt to turn public sentiment around, Mayweather claimed that Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank have been “ducking us for years.”

Koncz said he will believe Mayweather when he sees his signature on a contract.

In the meantime, he advised Filipino media and fight fans not to “jump the gun until we have something concrete.”

Even Pacquiao told ABS-CBN’s Raya Capulong that “we’ll be happy if it’s true and not just talk. We don’t want propaganda, we want the truth.”

The eight-division world champion had stepped up his challenge to Mayweather to face him in a fight the world has long wanted to see, especially after his six-knockdown demolition of previously undefeated light welterweight champion Chris Algieri.

There are those, like Koncz, who believe that Mayweather’s insistence of the fight being on Showtime pay-per-view, his nasty comments about Arum and his statement that Pacquiao shouldn’t expect too much in terms of a purse, were ploys that he could use to get out of making the fight happen.

Besides, the May Cinco de Mayo weekend was being set aside by Oscar De La Hoya for a possible Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez showdown. De La Hoya, following the dominating win of Amir Khan over Devon Alexander on Sunday, pushed harder for a fight against Mayweather.

Case Keefer of the Las Vegas Sun quoted De La Hoya who said: “If Mayweather and Pacquiao fight in May, that’s understandable and we have to explore option B for Amir, because that’s the fight the world wants to see. Now is it going to happen? I don’t think so. That’s my personal opinion. So what’s plan B for Mayweather? Not the fight that he wants, but the fight that he needs? It’s Amir Khan.”


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