Manny Pacquaio is more than willing to finally fight Floyd Mayweather later this year if the pound-for-pound king would agree terms and stop refusing to find common ground and negotiate terms to make the fight of the century happen, according to his promoter Bob Arum.
Pacquaio avenged a contentious 2011 defeat to Timothy Bradley last weekend in his strongest showing for nearly three years, largely nullifying his unbeaten opponent and proving punch perfect when it really mattered to capture the WBO welterweight title.
Fight fans have grown accustomed to figures from Pacquaio and Mayweather's respective camps taking potshots at failed negotiations over a super fight, but Arum is adamant that the simmering feud between Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions would not stand in the way of any future talks.
Following Pacquaio's victory in Las Vegas on Saturday night Arum told the Telegraph: "We want it.
"But first Floyd has to sign the fri**ing contract. We can't do the fight until he agrees."
Mayweather is currently preparing to face Marcos Maidana on May 4th in a bid to extend his perfect 45-0 professional record, although the Argentine slugger is largely expected to struggle against the game's most efficient fighter.
The perfect window of opportunity for Mayweather and Pacquaio to face off in a clash for the ages probably came and went more than two years ago, but that won't deter fight fanatics and casual fans alike from accepting a bout which would transcend the sport if the two finally did share the ring in 2014.