MANILA, Philippines - Filipino boxer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has revealed only a few details need to be ironed out regarding his possible mega-fight against American fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Pacquiao recently confirmed that negotiations are ongoing with Mayweather's team. Mayweather also called on Pacquiao to sign a contract for a May 5 fight date.
"Ready na tayo. Kung natuloy 'yan, 'pag pumirma na s'ya sa kontrate, pirma na rin tayo," Pacquiao said. (We are ready. If it pushes through, once he signs the contract then I'll sign the contract.)
Pacquiao said there are only a few details left to be tackled in the negotiations.
"Maliit na bagay na pinag-uusapan, malapit ng matapos ang negotiation," he said. (Only the little things are being worked out and negotiations are almost done.)
He said he has no issue with the May 5 fight date, saying it is a good month for the fight.
Pacquiao also laughed off Mayweather's recent comments about him, wherein the American boxer said Pacquiao actually has 6 losses on his record instead of 3.
Mayweather said Pacquiao lost to Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez three times, bringing his total number of losses to six.
"Kung ganyan ang paniniwala n'ya, eh di respetuhin natin," Pacquiao said. (If that's what he thinks, we have to respect it).
The fighting congressman from Sarangani is planning to watch the friendly match between the Philippine Azkals and the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium along with his wife and kids.
"Magchi-cheer ako sa Azkals," Pacquiao said. -- From a report by Jay Dayupay, ABS-CBN News SOKSARGEN