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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: When and where?

Boxing promoter Bob Arum (R) hugs boxer Manny

Boxing promoter Bob Arum (R) hugs boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (L) following the latter's victory over Joshua Clottey of Ghana in their World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title fight at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas on March 13, 2010. Filipino superstar Pacquiao easily defeated Clottey by unanimous 12-round decision to retain his WBO welterweight title. AFP PHOTO/Chris Cozzone (Photo credit should read Chris Cozzone/AFP/Getty Images) Credit: Getty/CHRIS COZZONE

During the post-fight press conference of the Miguel Cotto-Yuri Foreman fight in the early hours of Sunday morning, Bob Arum all but stated the most anticipated fight of the decade between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will happen.

But only if Mayweather wants it.

"Manny's first goal is to get Mayweather in the ring," Arum said.

According to Arum, Pacquiao has agreed to blood testing. But the Top Rank boss didn't elaborate on the conditions, calling Mayweather's demands for the tests "nonsense".

"Mayweather says a lot of things he really doesn't believe," Arum said.

As for the potential venue, the MGM Grand and Cowboy Stadium are the front runners. Arum, although fond of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the new stadium, wouldn't have a problem with the fight being held in his backyard.

"There's nothing wrong with Las Vegas," Arum said. "I live there."

Although Cowboy Stadium would work for the fans -over 50,000 were in attendance for Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey last March- Las Vegas won't go down without a fight.

"Las Vegas will go to the last mile to get that fight," Arum said. "I would think Las Vegas would have to be the frontrunner."

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