Manny Pacquiao may soon turn his attention from campaigning for Congress to negotiating the details on the richest fight in boxing history. Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, toldThe Associated Presson Monday that discussions could begin as early as Tuesday for a bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr., once results are in from the Philippine elections. The matchup involving boxing’s two most high-profile fighters was discussed at length earlier this year, but negotiations fell apart when the sides could not agree on drug testing protocol.
Mayweather has the high ground on this drug testing issue. Many believe Manny has used blood doping techniques and the Money Man just wants testing to be done closer to the day of the fight to make sure both fighters are clean. There is way too much money involved for this fight not to happen.