Mayweather wants to fight Pacquiao in May, calls Arum hindrance

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By Ivan Saldajeno

The megabucks fight everyone is waiting to see could finally happen as Floyd Mayweather announced his desire to fight Manny Pacquiao.

In an interview with Showtime Boxing during an event he co-organized, Mayweather said, "I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao."

However, he called Pacquiao "desperate" due to his losses to Timothy Bradley, which Pacquiao avenged, and Juan Manuel Marquez.

He also called Top Rank's head honcho Bob Arum a hindrance to making the fight happen while saying that he is not ducking Pacquiao.

"Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight," said Mayweather, who has a TV deal with Showtime, which broadcasts some of its fights including his boxing event on CBS.

Mayweather, the current WBC welterweight champ, then issued a challenge to Pacquiao, the WBO title holder.

"Let's make it happen. May 2 (May 3, Philippine Time): Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao," he dared.