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Manny Pacquiao gives Mayweather deadline to sign, Floyd says 'you're not a boss, you're a pawn'

Negotiations for the boxing mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have been closer than it's ever been, but there's still some drama involved between the two camps.

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Last week, Bob Arum went on record to say that Manny Pacquiao has agreed to all the terms set by Mayweather's representatives. They've reportedly agreed on a May 2 date with a 60/40 split favoring the American, with the only hurdle being the final 'go signal' from Floyd himself.

It looked like the mega-fight between the two top boxers was finally pushing through, but from the looks of it, there will still be more hurdles involved. Mayweather hasn't signed, and Top Rank has since given a deadline up until the end of the month.

"My promoter and I, we’ve already agreed to the terms and conditions of whatever he wants. We’re just waiting on the signed contract from him," Pacquiao told the LA Times, while also admitting he doesn't know the finer details of what's holding up the deal. "That’s the hard part – if they will fight or not. We have to know soon, because if they will not fight, we can move on and choose another opponent"

"We have a deadline… this month."

"I don’t have an idea," Manny said if he thinks the long overdue bout will finally push through. "The fans deserve this fight. We’re waiting on the signed contract. It’s up to them."

Here's Pacquiao back in November agreeing that it seems Mayweather is afraid of him:

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Mayweather on the other hand, has also since gone on The Whoolywood Shuffle (Transcript from Milan Ordonez) to say that Pacquiao doesn't really have a say in any of this.

"Pacquiao said that he agreed to everything. What did you agree to? You have no say so," Mayweather said. "You have a boss. That's called Top Rank Promotions. That's not called Pacquiao Promotions. With my company, it's called Mayweather Promotions."

"Do I want to fight Pacquiao? Absolutely! Are we negotiating? Absolutely! But has the fight been made? Not at all," he continued. "We're trying, but it's been extremely difficult dealing with Top Rank. I don't want to sit right here and point the finger at Pacquiao and say it's him, because it's not Pacquiao. It's his promoter."

"So a lot of times when Pacquiao says, 'Oh, I agree', You don't have nothing to do with this. You're not a boss. On the chess board, you're a pawn."