Boxing

Talks to Begin for Pacquiao-Mayweather

Cross your fingers, boxing fans: Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddy Roach, said that talks to organize a fight with Floyd Mayweather could begin as soon as Tuesday, as soon as the results are in from the election in the Philippines, where Pacquiao is running for Congress. "I think the fight will happen," Roach told the Associated Press. "It will probably be November, maybe October. November's not a great pay-per-view month, but I think it will happen." A fight between the two men was discussed earlier this year but fell apart over drug-testing protocol rules—Pacquiao didn’t want to take a blood test within 24 days of the fight, saying he thinks that giving blood makes him weak.