Manny Pacquiao Vs. Floyd Mayweather Megafight Appears To Be Dead

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during his post-fight news conference after his fourth round knockout of Victor Ortiz in their WBC welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather is the fight everyone wants, but a Mayweather aide says that Pacqiao is not interested in negotiating right now.

Boxing's white whale, the Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight, still does not appear to be on the horizon. And this time, but this time boxing fans can't point the finger at Money Mayweather.

Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum is not interested in negotiating for a fight at this time, according to Leonard Ellerbe, one of Mayweather's advisors, and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.

Here's the money quote: Ellerbe told ESPN.com's Dan Rafael, "In my opinion, you have three cowards -- Bob Arum, (Pacquiao trainer) Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao.

"Now we all know the truth once and for all why this fight hasn't been made," he added. "It should be clear to everyone that they don't care what the fans want, especially when Floyd is ready, willing and able to fight Manny Pacquiao now. Floyd said if this isn't clear, he doesn't know what is."

The conversation has again turned to Pacquiao-Mayweather after the former escaped his last bout with a controversial decision against Juan Manuel Marquez. Mayweather's last fight was also embroiled in controversy, when he took out Victor Ortiz in Sept. following a bizarre head-butting incident.

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