Pacquiao gives Floyd up to end of month to sign


Posted at Jan 20 2015 11:40 AM | Updated as of Jan 21 2015 04:52 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. has until the end of January to sign a contract for a May 2 showdown against Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, the "Pacman" said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

"We have a deadline," Pacquiao told Lance Pugmire. "This month."

Pacquiao has already agreed to all the terms that Mayweather has set for a highly anticipated "mega-fight," including giving the unbeaten American a larger share of the purse.

"My promoter and I, we've already agreed to the terms and conditions of whatever he wants," Pacquiao confirmed.

"We're just waiting on the signed contract from him," he added.

Pacquiao made it clear that if Mayweather does not come to a decision soon, then he will be forced to move on.

"That's the hard part – if they will fight or not," he said. "We have to know soon, because if they will not fight, we can move on and choose another opponent."

Pacquiao admitted that he was not entirely sure if the bout will ever happen.

"I don't have an idea," he said, but added that the boxing fans "deserve this fight."

"No more will people bother me, 'Can this fight happen?' It's time to make it happen," he said.

Pacquiao made it clear that the pressure was now on Mayweather to agree to the terms and sign the contract.

"We're waiting on a signed contract for him," he said. "It's up to them."