“I have been lucky to have reached this point in my career, and undefeated,” said Mayweather. “Losing all of that to someone who is in desperate mode right now is a scary thing”, he adds, alluding to the recent troubles Pacquiao has recently been going through with the Internal Revenue Service, and the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Mayweather however did not close the door on a possible matchup with the Filipino fighter. He said that he we will decide in the next few months, that is, if he changes his mind. However, if ever that happens, there needs to be certain conditions Pacquiao’s camp and promoters need to address for the potential biggest fight in history.
Mayweather said that first and foremost, Pacquiao has to sever ties with his current promoter, Bob Arum. Second, during the fight, Pacquiao must wear trunks in the color he chooses, and third, he will not pay for the rights to have ring announcer Michael Buffer say the copyrighted phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!” before the fight. Mayweather said that he wants it changed to “Lets get ready to mambo!”.