Manny Pacquiao promised fans that there will be an announcement by the end of January regarding the potential megafight between him and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The pair have been in prolonged negotiations, with a fight potentially coming as soon as May.
“We will make an announcement before the end of the month. I think it will happen,” Pacquiao told the Manila Standard.
Pacman reportedly wants to fight on May 2 but the date may come later that month, or even in June. Mayweather is also in favor of May 2.
The bout is expected to be held at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, reported the Daily Mail.
There’s still a possibility, though, that the superfight doesn’t happen until later in 2015 or even sometime in 2016.
Amir Khan ramped up his push recently to face Mayweather, telling the Mail that Floyd has until the end of this week to agree to fight him, or he’ll set something else up.
Khan is widely considered one of the few viable opponents for Mayweather or Pacquiao besides each other. In fact, many have him on top of the shortlist for both boxers.
“I want to fight in May and I want the Mayweather fight but it’s not getting any closer,” Khan told the Mail.
“‘I’ve answered all the things Mayweather wanted me to do. He wanted me to fight at welterweight, I did that; he wanted to do a vote [to see who he would fight], I won the vote; he wanted me to beat a top guy in the division and I gave Devon Alexander a beating he’d never had before. ‘There is a lot of money in a fight with me, not just in America, but he’s trying to avoid me. He’s avoiding two names in boxing, Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan.”
Khan said that if Mayweather doesn’t accept his challenge, he’ll try to fight Pacquiao or British rival Kell Brook.