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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Challenges Manny Pacquiao --

'STEP UP, PUNK'

1/10/2012 10:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Challenges Manny Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather Jr. just issued the challenge the world has been waiting for -- demanding Manny Pacquiao fight him once and for all ... May 5th in Vegas.

As we reported, Floyd's jail sentence was postponed to June so he could fight at the MGM Grand on May 5th -- but so far, his opponent hasn't been determined.

Fight fans have been clamoring for Mayweather-Pacquiao for years -- and now Floyd himself is calling out Manny with the message, "Manny Pacquiao I'm calling you out let's fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see."

Floyd sounded off in the tough and hardcore forums of Twitter and Facebook -- and punctuated his challenge with, "Step up Punk."

Manny is in the Philippines ... and has yet to respond to the challenge.

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31.

boomer    

Hey Floyd this isn't your wife your calling out, Manny punches back!! He's going to kick your punk A$$ !!!!

981 days ago
32.

SpitBall    

*spits coffee out all over the keyboard, and even onto the monitor*

Mayweather needs to get his sex tape out first.

981 days ago
33.

The Neko Nation    

Too bad Floyd is a greater sorry excuse for a decent human being than he is a boxer. Just a woman beating, racist, and child abusing self entitled jerk. Next time he calls anyone a punk he should take a look into the mirror. He's been ducking Pacquio for years and now he calls him out? Is he just looking for the last big payday before he goes to jail?

981 days ago
34.

Joshua    

As much as I respect Floyd as a boxer I dont respect him as a person.

981 days ago
35.

naples    

I THOUGH FLOYD ONLY FOUGHT WOMEN? FLOYD 43-0 if you count the ex he beat up.

981 days ago
36.

LOLOL    

I hope this fight really happens. May the best man win. This will go down in history, and I will be glad to of seen it live.

981 days ago
37.

EMB    

Better have a VERY SMALL RING, if not Mayweather will just run away and the fight would be boring as it can be. Heck it may be that way anyhow, it is boxing after all.

981 days ago
38.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

He's expected to bring in dollars to the Vegas economy this May and the only way he's going to do that is to pull the rabbit out the hat and call out Pacquiao. The iffy part is if Manny denies Floyd this fight Pretty Boy is screwed.

981 days ago
39.

Truth    

FLOYD IS MAKING SURE HE ENDS UP A BITCH IN PRISON... MANNY WILL BREAK A FEW BONES TO ENSURE THE DOUCHE WEARS AN APRON IN THE PRISON COMMISSARY. PROOF FLOYD AND HIS LAWYER OUTRIGHT LIED TO THE JUDGE!! THERE WAS NEVER A MATCH SET UP. FLOYD DOUCHE BAG IS ONLY ASKING FOR AN OPPONENT NOW, WTF!! MANNY WILL MAKE THIS IDIOT WISH HE WENT TO PRISON LAST WEEK. #TRUTH!!!

981 days ago
40.

Killer H    

a million bucks on manny

981 days ago
41.

l w    

floyd put it out there, now is manny man enough to step up or will he hide behind another drug testing issue.

981 days ago
42.

jeff    

floyd is the most boring fighter ever. Tap, run away, tap run away. He's great at not getting hit. No 1 punch stopping power. Only fights dudes he knows he can beat. Boring. He is the biggest assh le in boxing history. UFC any f ck n' day.

981 days ago
43.

l w    

manny is suppose to be available in may, I will bet 1 million that something happens to manny like a cut or a sprain, anything to duck floyd.

981 days ago
44.

Rod    

Bob Arum has done everything he can to prevent this fight from happening . The problem is simple; Arum loses millions of dollars if they do fight. He would much rather have Pac fight another Clottey or an overrated fighter like Margarito.
That being said, I am confident that Manny wants the fight. Sadly, I have even more confidence that Arum will stop it from happening at all costs.
The only thing that will help is if Manny fires Arum.

981 days ago
45.

l w    

manny is supoose to have heart, show it fight floyd in may.Bob what are you going to do this time to keep the fight from being made? Fact is that manny and his camp has ducked floyd already on drug testing issues which told me then and there he did not want to fight floyd.If both fighters were to take the same test why would manny not agree..Floyd was right to call him a punk.

981 days ago
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