Earlier today, 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and 4-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez appeared on ESPN First Take to promote their upcoming December 8th 4th encounter at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. As has been the case throughout the promotional tour this week, both fighters have vowed to be more aggressive in their pursuit for a knockout. After briefly stating their case as to why fans should tune in to watch them fight one more time, it didn't take long for the conversation to turn to undefeated pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather.
"I'm waiting for that fight to happen. I'm eager to do that fight. I want that fight happen. I don't know what's the reason why that fight has not happened...I'm giving up. It's okay for me if he gets the higher percentage than me," Pacquiao explained when asked why the mega-fight has yet to take place. "I spoke to Floyd, I don't remember, last year, last January I think, and he offered me an amount...he didn't talk about the pay-per-views here and that's it. I can't agree with that. I told him that I agree with 45 [percent] and 55 [percent]."
Pacquiao also explained that he's willing to participate in the random blood and urine testing that is regularly administered by USADA whenever Mayweather fights. "No problem. Whatever he wants...no problem. Even the the night of the fight, no problem," he continued.
If the two ever do face, Pacquiao feels confident that he has the game plan to hand Mayweather his first defeat. "When you see the fight of Hatton and Mayweather, if you see that fight, and De La Hoya and Mayweather, Mayweather can't handle if you throwing a lot of punches; aggressiveness, whole round, you always aggressive," Pacquiao explained as he discussed one of the strategies he planned. When asked bluntly if though Mayweather was afraid of him, Pacquiao smiled and replied, "I think it's kind of that."