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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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76.

nof    

The problem now is that Floyd's INSULTED Manny.


Going on 2-3 years.


You can't then say, "Okay, let's fight."


And expect cooperation.


Now it's personal - Floyd shoulda never gone there.

985 days ago
77.

nof    

Contentious, yes.


Personal, no


Consequences: Huge.

985 days ago
78.

Robert    

This fight should happen!!!

http://blog-ni-juan.blogspot.com/2012/01/pacquiao-vs-mayweather-may-5-fight.html

985 days ago
79.

tellmeaboutit     

Punks beat up on women. That's you, Jr. Let's see Manny kick his ass. Jr couldn't get any uglier than he already is.

985 days ago
80.

Rob    

Floyd gonna get HANDLED by Manny.

985 days ago
81.

James25    

Bob Arum is the one holding up this fight that everybody wants to see. Hey Bob, it's time to stop blocking this thing.

985 days ago
82.

akosipops    

Oh C'mon Floyd! then when you lose (which we all know you will) you'll say you were thinking of your jailtime that's why you lost! We're too good for you Floyd! Just go cry to daddy!

985 days ago
83.

markus    

Step up? on what terms or contract clause floyd? when all said and done nothing on his mind or contract or offer sheet to get to top rank to get this mega fight going..it's another floyd alibis and the reality check is his actually fighthing Robert The Ghost Guerrero... another thread of flaws to use Manny P names to promote his silly fight...

985 days ago
84.

nof    

There's no doubt in my mind Floyd Mayweather's the best fighter in the World - none.


- But it's like Lenny Bruce-Syndrome.


- Enough distractions/problems, and the talent dissipates.


Even if it's just by 3-4 percent - that gives the edge to Manny -


I'm a former (top) athlete who knows all about poor training habits and distractions -


Set some records of my own in those departments.


Now get out of here and let me go to my A.A. meeting.

985 days ago
85.

GPSthethird    

Pacquiao pack it in me!!!!!!!

985 days ago
86.

Bizz    

Manny has been calling you out for 2 years Floyd. now you're calling him the punk?? HA. cant wait to see ole Floyd get KO'd.

985 days ago
87.

Kartrashian Klown    

Mayweather is a loser who is finally confident enough now that he can win just because Manny got lucky on his last fight and got the judge's favor. It's only because of the judges decision that Manny won, but Mayweather has been running from Manny for a long time. Why do it now? Mayweather is the real punk here.

985 days ago
88.

d    

Hes got to be kidding, all that chicken **** dancing floyds been doin, and now hes calling manny out!!! Manny's legacy is already fulfilled, Floyds will be that of a coward...I hope Manny doesn't give him the opportunity to make a single cent!

985 days ago
89.

cj naloiv    

Manny ain't backing down....if you only know how much manny wanna beat the hell out of you Floyd...just walk the talk and enough with your qualms.you talk too much...Marquez is way better than you!!!just fight fair and square

985 days ago
90.

HLK    

smdh so now that your big mouth ass got jail time you want to fight manny lmao gtfoh you been runnin from that ass whoopin and now you calling him out floyd you soft as donut jelly lmao manny gonna dot his eye and shake his jaw lol

985 days ago
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