Pacquiao is not in my plans, says Floyd
But Showtime exec says superfight is 'doable'
MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr., who handily defeated erstwhile unbeaten fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, maintained that he has no intention of fighting Manny Pacquiao in the near future.
The unbeaten American has repeatedly evaded having to square off with Pacquiao in the ring despite the prospect of getting another lucrative payday.
With another guaranteed $41.5 million going his way after the Alvarez bout, Mayweather sees no reason to risk himself against Pacquiao.
"At this point, Manny Pacquiao is not in my plans," Mayweather said in Lance Pugmire’s LA Times report.
However, Showtime vice president for sports Stephen Espinoza believes the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight remains workable, saying all it takes for the fight to push through is Mayweather’s approval.
"I don't consider anything un-doable. If Floyd ultimately has any interest in it, I have no problem putting all of our efforts into making that fight. We would do that as long as we're not chasing our tail," said Espinoza.