Source : Manila Bulletin Sports
Floyd Mayweather continues to suspect that Manny Pacquiao is into something and the only way a superfight in May 2012 can take place is if the Filipino star agrees to Olympic-style drug testing.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Mayweather said there's no other way for him to sign up for a Pacquiao showdown but to see Pacquiao undergo tests in the months, weeks and even days leading to the fight.
Mayweather told Lance Pugmire: "I'm sorry, but all of a sudden a guy [Pacquiao] at age 25 becomes a great fighter? I want to be on a level playing field with this guy. We're fighting at the highest level, talking about the biggest fight ever. You should have the greatest testing too."
Mayweather is revving up for a Sept. 17 fight, a dangerous clash with rugged southpaw Victor Ortiz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao is also booked on the same venue on Nov. 12, this time against counter-punching Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.
While there is a case that was filed by Pacquiao against Mayweather for defamation, there have been developments the past few weeks that point to that fight being scheduled next year.
Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum said recently that Pacquiao has agreed to Mayweather's demands and when Pacquiao graced the birthday party of a very dear friend early this month, the 32-year-old pound-for-pound king whispered to him that he'll face Mayweather next year.
Pacquiao said he has never taken banned substances to enhance his performance, citing that doing so puts his opponents in danger and that hardwork is the key to his smashing victories over the biggest names of the sport.
Mayweather said that as soon as Pacquiao formally agrees to bend down to his wishes, he'll put his name above the dotted line.
"Absolutely. Write that word down ten times in a row. I absolutely want the fight," Mayweather told Pugmire.