Floyd Mayweather appeared on BET’s 106 & Park on Wednesday and ratcheted up the pressure on Manny Pacquiao to submit to completely random urine and blood testing so the world’s two best pound-for-pound fighters can finally meet in the ring.
Mayweather brushed off a question about the controversial ending to his Sept. 17 fight with Victor Ortiz — saying “it is what it is” — before quickly calling out Pacquiao.
“We’re looking for Pacquiao,” Mayweather said. “We want Pacquiao to take the test. We just want to give the fans and the people around the world what they want to see.”
When 106 & Park co-host Rocsi asked why Mayweather believes Pacquiao is being helped by performance-enhancing drugs, Mayweather quickly corrected her.
“I never said that Pacquiao was on anything,” Mayweather said. “It’s just that it’s not natural for any athlete to come from 106 all the way to 154, all natural, and compete with the best fighters. I never said Pacquiao was taking anything. I’m the face of boxing, and I’m just trying to clean the sport up.”
When asked what disputes were keeping the fight from being made, Mayweather circled back to a familiar talking point.
“We’re just trying to do random blood and random urine tests,” he said. “I took the test. I’m not just picking on one fighter. Ortiz took the test. [Shane] Mosley took the test. All I’m asking Pacquaio to do is take the test so we can make it happen.”
Mayweather was later joined on set by rapper/best friend 50 Cent, who was there to promote his new energy drink and book.