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WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, center, celebrates after defeating WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight title boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
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Manny Pacquiao has urged Floyd Mayweather to confirm this month if the boxing legends are going to meet in the ring on May 2.

In what would be one of the most anticipated boxing matches in modern history, Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 knockouts) says he’s already signed on to fight Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) but is just waiting for his opponent to ink the deal, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We just want to make that fight happen — for the sake of the fans, for the sake of millions of people around the world who are excited to see that fight,” Pacquiao said. “We have a deadline … this month.”

The stumbling block for recent negotiations does not appear to be Mayweather’s camp, but rather how Showtime (which broadcasts Mayweather fights) and HBO (which hold the rights to Pacquiao clashes) can both televise what is expected to be among the most lucrative bouts in decades.

[Los Angeles Times]

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