Manny Pacquiao confirms no negotiations between him and Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao has confirmed he is not in talks with Floyd Mayweather over a proposed fight between the pair, in an interview with

Fight fans have long dreamed of seeing Pacquiao and the undefeated Mayweather square off, with Manila newspapers claiming over Christmas that a September 2014 date had been set.

But Pacquiao denied the rumours, and questioned whether he will ever fight Mayweather, who has also dismissed the reports as a "lie".

"I have no plan to go to the US to talk to Floyd. That's not true," Pacquiao said. "If it's a done deal already, how come I do not know anything about it?"

Having beaten Brandon Rios in Macau in November to bounce back from successive defeats to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, speculation over a long-awaited showdown with Mayweather was renewed.

Disagreements over pre-fight blood testing scuppered previous talks between Pacquiao and Mayweather, with the American vowing to never work with the Filipino's promoter Bob Arum.


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