In an interview with Showtime, Mayweather broke his silence and directly responded to Pacquiao’s call outs in recent times.
“Absolutely. I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao. We tried to make the fight happen years ago. We had problems with random blood and urine testing. Like I said, I just want to be on an even playing field,” told Mayweather.
“Now he’s in a very tight situation. He’s lost to Marquez, he’s lost to Bradley, pay-per-view numbers are down extremely low, so he’s desperate. I’ve wanted that fight a long time ago. I’m just waiting on them.”
Mayweather is viewed by the general public as the impediment to making the fight. In his defense, Mayweather went on to say that it’s Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum that’s holding the fight.
“Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight. We have been trying to make this fight happen behind the scenes for years now, but the fans and the people have been fooled because they have been listening to people on just one side,” said Mayweather.
“Now it’s time for us to talk. We want to fight. We’re ready. Let’s make it happen May 2nd, Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it!”
“I know that he’s [Pacquiao] not on my level. The fans would love to see the fight and, of course, I want to go out with a bang, so let’s make this fight happen. Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years. We’re tired of you guys fooling the public, fooling the critics.