Boxer Manny Pacquiao will have one last fight, despite winning election to the Phillipine Congress this week, his chief financial advisor, Michael Konzc, has announced.
The fight, which the Pacquiao camp hope will be against either USA boxer Floyd Mayweather, or Mexican Antonio Margarito, will take place in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas, USA, in November 2010.
Pacquiao was due to fight Mayweather in March, but the fight was cancelled after Pacquiao refused to take a blood test requested by the Mayweather camp. Konzc said on this “If Mayweather wants to fight Manny, then no problem, provided he doesn’t try to bully us into terms and conditions.” Suggesting that the fight would only go ahead if the request for a sample were not to be repeated.
Manny Pacquiao has fought 56 times, winning 51 (36 by knockout), drawing 2 and losing just 3 times – over 5 weight categories. Mayweather is unbeaten in 45 bouts (25 knockout victories). The pair are considered in some quarters to be contenders for the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Assuming they can make it happen, the Pacman – Mayweather fight would be one of the most eagerly anticipated bouts of recent years.
Speaking in May, Mayweather was concise: “If Manny takes the test, we can make the fight happen.”