Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13 next year.
“OK naman yung March 13…The difference between Floyd and the others I’ve faced is that he does a lot of trash talk that shouldn’t be emulated by kids,” he told GMA television. Earlier reports said Pacquiao could earn as much as $30 million in the fight.
Top Rank chief Bob Arum earlier said he was happy with his meeting with Pacquiao. He is set to return to the US to finalize all the arrangements with Mayweather’s camp and seal the deal before formally announcing the mega-fight.
“You see a smile on my face so I’m not disappointed with the Pacquiao meeting],” Arum said.
“Now my job is to go back to the United States, sit with Richard Schaefer (CEO of Golden Boy Promotions) and the Mayweather people…“My goal is that we can make a preliminary announcement sometime next week,” said Arum.