• Welterweight

Pacquiao puts ball in Mayweather's court

ESPN staff
November 27, 2012

Manny Pacquiao already has his sights set on bigger targets than his next opponent Juan Manuel Marquez, telling ESPN that he wants a shot at ending Floyd Mayweather Jr's undefeated run.

The 33-year-old is currently training for a fourth bout with Marquez in Las Vegas in December where he will be aiming to record a clear-cut victory over the Mexican.

But Pacquiao does not seem to be too troubled by the challenge awaiting him at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, letting his mind wander to a potential 'super fight' with Mayweather.

Pacquiao even insists he will happily take the smaller cut of the purse if it gets the American in the ring.

Last year Mayweather was advised by Shane Mosley, who failed to take the Filipino's WBO welterweight title off him, that he should make Pacquiao "take the test" before stepping into the ring.

But Pacquiao is also content to submit to any drugs tests Mayweather wants him to take as he aims to finally make the hugely anticipated fight a reality.

"I am 100 per cent willing to fight him," Pacquiao told ESPN.

"I agree with the 45-55 (purse split) for the fight to happen for the sake of the fans.

"Whatever he wants with the drugs testing, he can do whatever is in the rules. It is up to him (to make the fight happen)."

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