FLOYD MAYWEATHER didn’t back down. In an interview on Showtime in December [pictured above], he said, “Absolutely, I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao, we’re trying to make the fight happen. Years ago we had problems with random blood and urine testing. I just want to have an even playing field,” before adding of himself in the third person, “Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent.” He said the date he wanted, May 2 2015 but insisted the fight had to be on Showtime. Mayweather calculated that Manny Pacquiao could not approach this latest round of negotiations from the same position of strength.