Ever since Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) suffered a devastating knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, Mayweather (45-0-0, 26 KOs) has refused to entertain talks about a potential super-fight between the two. Even when Pacquiao’s dominant performance against Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 reenergized talks about the highly-anticipated super-fight, Mayweather and his handlers simply brushed it aside.
However, Mayweather made an interesting revelation during a recent interview with Chris Robinson.
“My focus is May 3rd. I don’t know who my opponent will be,” Mayweather said. “If it’s Pacquiao, it’s Pacquiao. If it’s Amir Khan, it’s Amir Khan. For 17 years they’ve been putting guys in front of me, and I’ve been beating them. Come May they’ll put a guy in front of me, I’ll go to training camp, work hard, and the results will be the same.”
That’s the first time Mayweather has acknowledged Pacquiao as a potential opponent in quite some time.
It also comes at a time when the WBC recently listed Pacquiao as the number one challenger to Floyd’s welterweight title. Manny won’t become the mandatory challenger until after Mayweather’s next fight, and only if he doesn’t reclaim the WBO welterweight title from Timothy Bradley before then.
Amir Khan? Where did that come from? If Mayweather agrees to fight Khan over Pacquiao, then he is definitely scared of PACMAN!