manny pacquiao & floyd mayweather jr

*An eagerly-anticipated clash between two of the greatest boxers of the modern era looks likely to happen this year if the two camps can compromise on a date.

U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. took to his Twitter account this week to throw down the gauntlet to Manny Pacquiao, calling on his arch-rival from the Philippines to “step up punk” for a May 5 fight.

But Pacquiao’s official website said that the 33-year-old wanted a date at the end of that month.

And Filipino broadcaster ABS-CBN reported that Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz said late May was preferable so that a temporary outdoor stadium could be constructed in Las Vegas to maximize revenue from the showdown.

However, Pacquiao’s business manager Eric Pineda told CNN that the fight might not take place until November.

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