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Manny Pacquiao: Mayweather needs me more than I need him

Manny Pacquiao had a few choice words for Floyd Mayweather Jr. upon his return to the Phillipines.

After talks for a superfight between Pacquiao and Mayweather fell through due to the latter's demand for Olympic-style drug testing, speculation about who was ducking who ran rampant. Pacquiao attempted to clear the air earlier this week.

"I came this far in my boxing career without Mayweather, so I see no need to call him out," Pacquiao told reporters in the Phillipines on Monday. "He needs me to bolster his career.

Pacquiao scored a unanimous-decision victory over Joshua Clottey in Dallas on March 13. The fight generated 700,000 buys on HBO Pay-Per View. 

Pacquiao dispelled the notion that he is ducking Mayweather or anyone. "I am open to him fighting me anytime he wants to...He should win against [Shane] Mosley. If not, Mosley and I will fight."

 Mayweather and Mosley are scheduled to meet in a 12-round welterweight bout on May 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

New York Sports