WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has continued his baiting of pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr as the Filipino waits on a final decision regarding a huge unification fight.
Mayweather, 38, has so far stalled on signing his portion of a deal to put his WBC and WBA belts up against Pacquiao’s version on May 2nd in Las Vegas and the ‘Pacman’ is clearly running out of patience with his arch-rival.
“I can easily beat Floyd Mayweather, I believe that,” said Pacquiao, before adding: “If you really care about the fans, you will fight. If you care about yourself, you won’t fight.”
Pacquiao has been more vocal than ever in his bid to entice Mayweather to finally put the fans out their misery and confirm the bout, although the American has limited his public speaking since calling the Congressman out on Showtime late last year.
It remains a worry that the contest could once again fall apart amidst rumours that Miguel Cotto is awaiting news of a potential rematch with Mayweather – which would certainly mean that the fight will never happen for Pacquiao.
This round of talks is said to be the closest the encounter has ever come to making it over the final hurdle as the likes of Amir Khan and Cotto wait patiently to see if a Mayweather v Pacquiao fight fails to come to fruition for a third time.