Pacquiao dares Floyd Mayweather Jr. to agree to their "mega fight" for charity
He says he’s okay with not earning anything from the bout.
Aquiles Zonio of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that "world boxing eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao dared undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to face him in the ring and donate all the proceeds of the fight to charities around world."
The report quoted the Filipino boxing icon as saying that he's willing to fight Mayweather "anytime, anywhere - and even without receiving a single centavo as prize money" since he already has nothing to prove in his stellar career.
"I challenge him (Mayweather) to include in our fight contract that both of us will not receive anything out of this fight. We will donate all the proceeds of the fight - guaranteed prize, should there be any, gate receipts, pay-per-view and endorsements - to charities around the world," Pacquiao said.
Mayweather said in an interview last week that he believes Pacquiao was "desperate" to make their mega fight a reality because he has yet to recover from his back-to-back losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, and is currently facing tax problems. The Filipino boxer, however, claimed he has moved on from his defeat and is having his lawyers take care of his tax issues.
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