Manny Pacquiao On Mayweather Fight: ‘I Will Pay Mayweather $5M If I Tested Positive For Drugs’

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Boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines trains during a media workout in Hong Kong October 27, 2014. Pacquiao is on tour ahead of defending his WBO World Welterweight title on November 23 against Chris Algieri of the U.S. at the Venetian's Cotai Arena in
Boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines trains during a media workout in Hong Kong October 27, 2014. Pacquiao is on tour ahead of defending his WBO World Welterweight title on November 23 against Chris Algieri of the U.S. at the Venetian's Cotai Arena in Macau. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu REUTERS

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has said that he doesn’t have any problem taking a drug test for the mega-buck fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao has said that he is even willing to pay a fine if he is caught using illegal drugs.

In a chance interview with the reporters at the House of Representatives as reported by Manila Times, Pacquiao has revealed that he is even the one who pushed to impose a hefty amount of penalty for drug use.

“We have agreed with all their (Mayweather) demands,” Pacquiao said. “As for the drug test, there is no problem with that, in fact, I was the one who suggested that I will pay them $5 million if I tested positive for drugs.”

Pacquiao also squashed the rumours of retirement. He said that the fight against Mayweather should happen first before he can even think of retiring from the sport.

Pacquiao added that the deal for the Mayweather fight is also close to being settled. He insisted that he had already agreed on the superfight’s terms and conditions, but like what the eight-division Filipino world champion has previously stated in a recent interview, he stressed that he doesn’t have any authority to make the announcement because it will violate what both camps have already agreed upon. He said that Mayweather is the one who will announce the fight.

The superfight, which promises to be the richest ever in the history of boxing, has generally been projected to be finalised within the week. It is expected to take place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Mayweather’s proposed May 2 date.

On Feb. 15, during the National Basketball Association All-Star Game, Mayweather has addressed the ongoing talks about the potential superfight with Pacquiao, ESPN reported. Mayweather refuted the news that is being widely reported in the media today. He said that neither he nor Pacquiao has signed the contract. He also added that the reports are nothing but “rumours and speculations.” However, Mayweather has made it clear that he remains hopeful that the superfight will finally come to fruition.

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