Mayweather v Pacquiao bout still a long way off, says agent

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
Mayweather (left) is the WBC and WBA champion, while Pacquiao is the holder of the WBO belt

A long-awaited welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is still a long way off, according to the latter's publicist.

Fred Sternburg made the comment after reports Pacquiao had agreed terms on a 2 May bout in Las Vegas.

"There is still a long way to go," said Sternburg. "At least the movement has been in a positive direction."

Filipino Pacquiao, 36, and unbeaten American Mayweather, 37, are considered the best fighters of their generation.

Eight-division world champion Pacquiao is the holder of the WBO belt, while Mayweather is the WBC and WBA champion.

A fight between the two has long been talked about but they have so far been unable to agree a deal.

One stumbling block is Mayweather's insistence on a strict blood-testing programme during training, but Pacquiao said those demands cast him in a bad light as a suspected cheat.

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