Floyd Mayweather Jr. calling out Manny Pacquiao on Twitter

Money Mayweather desperate for one more payday before he goes to jail, calls out Pacman

1/10/12 in Boxing   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Today, on his Twitter account, world-class boxer and the pound-for-pound trash talk champion of the world Floyd Mayweather, Jr. called out Manny Pacquiao in a desperate attention to get one monster payday before he goes to jail.



A Mayweather-Pacquiao fight has been batted around for years now. It's obvious that they're the two best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet. For many casual boxing fans, this is the only matchup anyone wants to see. For avid fans, this is a match made in heaven.

How does Pacquiao feel about it? In an interview with PhilBoxing.com, he says he's all for it.

"I've said this over and over before and I'm saying this again: I want Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to be my next opponent and I haven't changed my choice despite recent developments. I am meeting with my promoter, Bob Arum, on Tuesday and I will insist that the fight with Mayweather be given the preference"

Therein lies the problem. Despite tough talk, Arum always seems to be a bit intimidated by the thought of a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. His most recent comments indicate that he anticipated Mayweather looking for an easier opponent in May, and that November would be the optimum time to schedule the superfight, but also that he wouldn't be opposed to a May bout.

Now is the time for them to make this happen. Mayweather is desperate to get it done, and neither fighter really has anyone left to fight. Pacquiao could theoretically fight Juan Manuel Marquez again, since their last fight was a pretty close decision. But what is there to gain? He's already beaten Marquez twice, and fought to a draw in their first fight. A loss would be devastating, and another win would just be redundant.

Mayweather has been picking apart everyone who has stepped in front of him. No one has really given him a challenge lately, and Pacquiao is the only one who can even remotely make a claim to be a better pound-for-pound fighter right now than Mayweather.

If it happens, there's no doubt that it would shatter every PPV record imaginable, and could be the biggest fight in boxing history. Some say that it HAS to happen, to "save" boxing. I disagree. I think it would get unparalleled hype and attention, but once it's over, it will be over. If anything, it could remove the last bit of suspense left in the boxing world.

But I still want to see it. Let's make it happen, gentlemen.
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1/11/12   |   Debi_L   |   11842 respect

 I was a huge boxing fan in the past, and like Jess, was a DLH fan.  I can honestly say I haven't watched an entertaining boxing match in quite a while, probably because Canada has even less than the US.  I would pay for this one on PPV (and invite Jess) and cheer loud and long for Manny.  Mayweather makes me want to hurl.

1/11/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25093 respect

This would be the one and only time I'd pay for a Mayweather fight.  His fights are boring, he never fights anyone challenging, there's always excuses surrounded by him, yet he remains one of the prominent faces of boxing.  And one of the main reasons the demographic that historically loved boxing is now drawn to the UFC and other brands of MMA

1/11/12   |   alainpeartree   |   6865 respect

Jess wrote:
 1999 - I went to see it in Vegas. I was a huge De La Hoya fan back then. Well, boxing in general. I'm still a boxing fan - De La Hoya, not so much. Last PPV fight I got was DLH/Mayweather, and it sucked.

LOL- I think i was the only Oba Carr fan in America- I seen in come  up in the amatuers with ESPN Tuesday Night Boxing back in the day

1/11/12   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

alainpeartree wrote:
DelaHoya vx Carr- did that fight take place in the 90's??? I thought both were in nursing homes by now?

 1999 - I went to see it in Vegas. I was a huge De La Hoya fan back then. Well, boxing in general. I'm still a boxing fan - De La Hoya, not so much. Last PPV fight I got was DLH/Mayweather, and it sucked.

1/11/12   |   alainpeartree   |   6865 respect

Jess wrote:
I should have rephrased that...he wouldn't care if I bought it; he just would be more likely to watch boxing with me with this fight when I have to beg him to watch the stuff on Showtime (which is better than most of the marquee stuff anyway).

You're right though, and that's why I stopped really paying much attention to De La Hoya. He used to be one of my favorite boxers, but after he fought Oba Carr, he just got lazy, IMO. Boring. 

There's still a lot of great boxing out there. Unfortunately, unless it's a huge name, it just isn't all that widely popular anymore. It's ok though - I know where to find it :)

DelaHoya vx Carr- did that fight take place in the 90's??? I thought both were in nursing homes by now?

1/11/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61459 respect

I want Manny to take his Face. Off.

1/11/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

 Pacquiao has a campaign to worry about...

1/11/12   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

I really want to see this fight... both guys keep dodging eachother like thier scurred, but man I REALLY want to see this fight!!!

1/11/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

You know what screw it....just let Mayweather and Pacman fight it out in the prison yard for a carton of menthols...

1/11/12   |   KurtKingsley   |   1858 respect

 if i collected a penny for every time i dreamed of these two fighting i'd be a millionaire 

1/10/12   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

Jizmaglobin wrote:
Torrent it if he doesn't Jess. I couldn't agree with you more about hoping Manny knocks him the puck out. Fairweather is a perfect example of why I no longer watch boxing and instead watch MMA. At least MMA fighters come to fight and not dance. Fairweather is a classic example of someone who can "hit" you (read touch you) 1200 times in a so called fight and not leave a bruise. If I hit you 1200 times, not you Jess but anyone, you're gonna have bruises to show for it. Boxings dancers have ruined what I avidly used to watch and Fairweather is a classic example. It's boxers, not fighters, like him that utilize weak tactics like running why way back in the day they used to go 100 rounds if needed to find out who really is a "fighter" and who isn't.

I should have rephrased that...he wouldn't care if I bought it; he just would be more likely to watch boxing with me with this fight when I have to beg him to watch the stuff on Showtime (which is better than most of the marquee stuff anyway).

You're right though, and that's why I stopped really paying much attention to De La Hoya. He used to be one of my favorite boxers, but after he fought Oba Carr, he just got lazy, IMO. Boring. 

There's still a lot of great boxing out there. Unfortunately, unless it's a huge name, it just isn't all that widely popular anymore. It's ok though - I know where to find it :)

1/10/12   |   Jizmaglobin   |   540 respect

Jess wrote:
Pacquiao has wanted Mayweather for a long time...I love how Mayweather is making it all about him now, his idea, HE'S calling out Manny. I hope this fight does happen, and I hope Pacquiao knocks him the eff out in the first round. Idiot.


Wait, maybe I don't hope he knocks him out that early..this is probably one PPV fight I can talk my husband into paying for...

Torrent it if he doesn't Jess. I couldn't agree with you more about hoping Manny knocks him the puck out. Fairweather is a perfect example of why I no longer watch boxing and instead watch MMA. At least MMA fighters come to fight and not dance. Fairweather is a classic example of someone who can "hit" you (read touch you) 1200 times in a so called fight and not leave a bruise. If I hit you 1200 times, not you Jess but anyone, you're gonna have bruises to show for it. Boxings dancers have ruined what I avidly used to watch and Fairweather is a classic example. It's boxers, not fighters, like him that utilize weak tactics like running why way back in the day they used to go 100 rounds if needed to find out who really is a "fighter" and who isn't.

1/10/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

wrote:
 The purse shouldn't be money, it should be the loser goes to jail. A little more motivation.

Creative, but I don't like it. Pacquiao is a stand-up dude, and Mayweather beats women. Can't take the chance on letting him go free. It's bad enough he got to put it off this long.

1/10/12   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

Pacquiao has wanted Mayweather for a long time...I love how Mayweather is making it all about him now, his idea, HE'S calling out Manny. I hope this fight does happen, and I hope Pacquiao knocks him the eff out in the first round. Idiot.


Wait, maybe I don't hope he knocks him out that early..this is probably one PPV fight I can talk my husband into paying for...