Eight division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao sent a new fist-related taunt to Floyd Mayweather Jr. via Twitter on the very first day of the new year. Read on for further details.
It looks like Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao isn’t letting up on his continuing challenge to egg American Floyd Mayweather into the ring this year. He sent a fist-full tweet to the Money May on the very first hour of the New Year, urging him to fight:
“The ball will drop at midnight to usher in 2015. @FloydMayweather let's not drop the ball on fighting each other next year!” #LetsMakeFistory” Fansided reports.
Pacquiao’s goal may have had something to do with Mayweather’s plans of retiring in 2015 after his present deal runs its course. Is the Pacman getting desperate for this bout fans have been clamouring five years for?
Mayweather was last seen declaring he was all in favor of a fight with Pacquiao, after the latter and his manager Freddie Roach upped the ante by going on an all-out verbal and social media campaign designed to get the American to rise to the bait.
Mayweather even named a date — May 2, 2015 — when he’d be ready to face the Pacman in the ring for a fight that’s been years in the making, ever since negotiations between their two camps failed to come to fruition in the last few years.
To add fuel to the fire, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who used to manage Mayweather, nixed the Cinco de Mayo weekend date in the bud, claiming it was disrespectful to Mexican and Mexican-American fighters, who reserve this day for their own fights.
Pacquiao is adamant about publicly chasing his Mayweather bout, though, as seen in the blatant fist-in-your-face tweet he sent.
By pushing through with their match, both pugilists will easily be putting claim to one of the richest fights in all of boxing history, particularly since popular opinion has already relegated them to be on the twilight of their careers.
A Mayweather-Pacquiao bout will be the fight to end all fights, and make a fitting conclusion to their careers.
The ball is currently in Mayweather’s court. Here’s how sports analysts think he’ll respond:
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