Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. insist that they don’t really want to fight each other. The latter says he has moved on from the idea of taking on someone whose last three bouts include two losses. The former has expressed mild interest in a potential super fight, but nothing crazy.
As such, fans have been led to believe that a dream match four years in the making is unlikely to happen.
But if that’s the case, then why do keep guys keep bringing each other up?
Last week, Pacquiao made headlines when he suggested that he would be open to sitting down with Mayweather and discussing a bout. To be fair, sitting down with someone isn’t the same thing as agreeing to fight them – but it’s a start.
Then, this week, Mayweather offered his own little version of an olive branch. Well, not so much an olive branch as a direct slap. But that’s just his way of reaching out.
Here is what Mayweather posted on his Twitter account yesterday:
Mayweather needs an opponent for early 2014. Pacquiao needs an opponent for early 2014. They can’t stop bringing each other up in the media. You do the math.