Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Cross Paths at Clippers game

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Manny Pacquiao says that rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. will only happen if the undefeated boxer wants it.

Although Pacquiao is focussing on Broner, his long time trainer, Freddie Roach, has made it no secret he would like his pupil to have one more crack at Mayweather. Fight fans may not appreciate this passive approach but if Broner is to win, he needs to match Pacquiao's boxing IQ.

Pretty Boy is said to have pocketed another bumper cheque for accepting an invitation to face Nasukawa under boxing rules in front of a Tokyo audience and although many had suggested in the build-up the bout would amount to little more than a glorified sparring session, Mayweather looked determined to prove a point.

"I'd like to see Mayweather", Roach said when asked if there's another welterweight he'd like to see Pacquiao fight. "And, you know, I'm focused on getting this victory and I'm gonna go to the drawing board with my team - Stephen Espinoza and Al Haymon - and we gonna make bigger moves".

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Some pundits have even suggested that Pacquiao's WBA welterweight title defense against Broner is an ideal tune-up for such a rematch since the 29-year-old American has a defensive style that many experts feel is similar to Mayweather.

Pacquiao is in Los Angeles this week to train and meet with the media ahead of his fight with Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on January 19. "We're in shape to get it done, I can tell you that".

Manny Pacquiao played down reports linking him to a bid for the presidency of the Philippines on Wednesday, insisting he remained exclusively focused on the twilight of his boxing career. He's not looking for days off to go have a good time. It's my first fight at the age of 40 so I'm excited to give my best and show the world what I can still do. I think Pacquiao's become known as that kind of fighter, stepping in and out very well.

Fernandez said the emphasis is to pounce on Broner's flat-footed stance and eventually take him out with a punch or punches similar to what Pacquiao unleashed on him to culminate Thursday's workout.

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"His last fight he did stop Matthysse, so I'm pretty sure he still has power, but I'm going to be ready, I'm going to be ready for whatever he brings to the table", Broner said.

"My plan is to take it one fight at a time". He heads into his fight with Adrien Broner with a 60-7-2 overall record. "A win here and I'm a legend overnight". Pacquiao is just too busy.

“The music, the clubs, the scenery, its all going to be there after this is over with”, says Broner.

"But I'm not thinking about that".

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Pacquiao bludgeoned Lucas Matthysse of Argentina to win the WBA 147-lb title in Malaysia.

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