Filipino boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and his promoter, Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum, are both getting tired of constantly being asked questions regarding unbeaten American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Pacquiao is set to fight another unbeaten boxer, Timothy Bradley, on April 12 in Las Vegas, yet he and Arum keep fielding questions regarding a potential fight against Mayweather.
In an interview with Fox Sports, Pacquiao said: “Here’s the thing. I’m kind of tired to answer a lot of the questions of the fans.”
“I want the fight to happen, because that’s what the fans want,” he insisted. “But the problem is, it’s up to him.”
Pacquiao has taken to telling Mayweather that his line is open “24 hours a day, seven days a week,” in a dare to get the American to agree to the fight.
“Any time he can call me and say yes, I will fight, and then the fight will be on,” said Pacquiao.
Meanwhile, Arum told The Sweet Science that he is “tired of beating a dead horse,” when asked about Mayweather again.
“It’s not productive,” he said. “We have to realize, and I know Mayweather, he doesn’t want to fight Pacquiao because of Pacquiao’s style.”
Arum claimed that Mayweather’s famous shoulder-roll defense does not work as well when tested against a southpaw like the “Pacman.”
“A fast lefty who can punch a little bit will give him trouble,” Arum said. “Pacquiao really creates the biggest danger to Mayweather’s undefeated record, more than any other fighter. He’s not going to fight him.”
“I tell Manny, Mayweather will make one demand after another, and you can accede to the demand, but he’s not going to get you the fight,” he added.