By NowBoxing Staff
In a statement released by Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank promotions, Filipino dynamo Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has threatened to file libel, slander and defamation lawsuits against Floyd Mayweather Jr , Floyd Sr. and Golden Boy Promotions for false steroid allegations.
Pacquiao believes the Mayweather camp has insulted and defamed his good character and name in the media with accusations of steroid use.
Manny Pacquiao who is celebrating Christmas with his family at his home in the Philippines wants Floyd Mayweather Jr. to stop talking and fight with his fists not his mouth.
“I maintain and assure everyone that I have not used any form or kind of steroids and that my way to the top is a result of hard work, hard work, hard work and a lot of blood spilled from my past battles in the ring, not outside of it…. have no idea what steroids look like and my fear in God has kept me safe and victorious through all these years.” said Pacquiao the 31 year old 7 division world champion boxer.
“Now, I say to Floyd Mayweather Jr., don’t be a coward and face me in the ring, mano-a-mano and shut your big, pretty mouth, so we can show the world who is the true king of the ring…..Pretty Boy Floyd, face me instead on March 13 in Las Vegas and not in some talk show forum or in press releases written for you by people who don’t even know me. Face me in a fight where I get to punch back. You and your cohorts have accused me of using performance-enhancing drugs. Now, I say, the burden of proof should now come from you, not me,” expressed Pacquiao.
Bob Arum who promotes Manny Pacquiao has called off the fight due to the Mayweather camp not willing to negotiate terms for the blood testing scheduling.
Arum who runs Top Rank promotions is looking for another opponent for Pacquiao to face on March 13, 2010, possible names are Paulie Malignaggi, 140 lb WBO champion Timothy Bradley and a chance for an 8th title against 154 lb WBA champion Yuri Foreman.
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