Mayweather’s Pacquiao ‘Christmas card’ brings a smile

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped short of giving sports fans his Christmas present to the world, but he did deliver some comic relief in producing a Twitter post photo montage he described as his “Christmas card to the world.”

Four photos show Mayweather holding up a wad of cash, telling Manny Pacquiao, “I’ll pay you $40 million to fight,” followed by Pacquiao replying, “No way. You’re crazy. 50/50 or nothing,” with another photo showing the Filipino star flattened face first on the canvas after his December 2012 loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.

Lastly, a photo showing Pacquiao praying has the caption, “Dear God, please have Floyd call me again.”


Although the boxing world would still love a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight despite a dated shelf life, Mayweather is believed to be moving toward a January announcement of England’s Amir Khan as his May 3 opponent at MGM Grand.

Pacquiao’s manager, Michael Koncz, met with the fighter’s promoter, Bob Arum, this week and
is returning to the Philippines Christmas Day to discuss the options before them, which are likely confined at this point to either unbeaten Cathedral City fighter Timothy Bradley or Pacquiao’s tough former sparring partner Ruslan Provodnikov.

Koncz said he doesn’t believe there’ll be a fifth Pacquiao-Marquez fight.

“Marquez will never fight us again,” Koncz said. “Why would he? He has bragging rights and all the money he wants.”

Koncz said Mayweather wasn’t mentioned as a possible Pacquiao opponent in the meeting with Arum.

Mayweather hasn’t expressed interest in fighting Pacquiao while he’s promoted by Mayweather’s former promoter Arum.

Koncz said he saw Mayweather’s tweet.

“At least Floyd’s thinking of us in some way,” Koncz said. “I smiled when I saw it last
night and I’ll show it to Manny when I get to the Philippines.”



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