Pacquiao hopes next foe is Mayweather

by RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 28 2011 08:54 PM | Updated as of Nov 30 2011 12:29 AM

MANILA, Philippines - (1st UPDATE) Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao hopes his next fight will be against undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Addressing guests at a party in Resorts World on Monday night, Pacquiao expressed his hope that Mayweather will be his next opponent.

"Hopefully, the next fight, Mayweather na," Pacquiao said, before adding, "Hindi ko pa sinasabing tuloy na."

"Kailangan panoorin n'yo 'yun, dahil napakagandang laban noon - kung sakaling matuloy."

Pacquiao also said his next fight will be a more decisive win.

Pacquiao, however, could not say if his adviser, Michael Koncz, met with Mayweather.

Pacquiao acknowledged that in his last fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, people were disappointed that the fight was close because people were used to seeing him win decisively.

"Etong huling laban ko ay close fight, kaya hindi satisfying yung pagkapanalo ko... pero pasalamat tayo dahil tayo pa rin ang nagwagi," Pacquiao said.

Pacquiao reiterated his thanks to his colleagues and to House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte for the support.

Resorts World Vice-President Martin Paz said they sponsored the party for Pacquiao to thank him for his efforts and contribution to the country.