Manny Pacquaio: If Floyd Mayweather Jr. Beats Victor Ortiz, We Can Fight

Is the long awaited Pacquaio-Mayweather Jr. fight really on the horizon? Do you mean to tell me that all Floyd Mayweather has to do is beat Victor Ortiz and it’s on? Really? Could this really be true?

Probably not.

But at least Manny Pacquaio seems to be down with that notion.

Floyd Mayweather is making a ring comeback, something the pound-for-pound king believes is a sign they are destined to face each other in 2012.

“That’s good,” Pacquiao told the Bulletin as soon as his plane landed in General Santos City late Wednesday afternoon from Manila when told about Mayweather’s decision to come out of retirement.

“Ortiz is a southpaw like me so I think Mayweather is preparing (to get used to a lefthander),” said Pacquiao, who is itching to get the chance to bang with the former holder of boxing’s most coveted mythical title.

And while Pacquiao is looking forward to a megabuck matchup with Mayweather, the Filipino star said Ortiz, a 24-year-old knockout artist, is not to be taken lightly.

Told about the possibility that he and Mayweather will finally get to trade power punches, Pacquiao said Ortiz’s style and youth pose dangers.

“If he gets past Ortiz (then we can fight).”

Just our luck, Mayweather will lose to Ortiz and the fight would be off. Not that the fight was ever, or ever will be on.

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