Mayweather claims Pacquiao is next

Posted at May 03 2012 09:47 PM | Updated as of May 04 2012 05:47 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. claimed that he plans on fighting Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao next, should he be successful against Miguel Cotto this Saturday in Las Vegas (Sunday in Manila).

Mayweather called out his Filipino rival during the final press conference prior to his junior middleweight clash against Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

This is not the first time that Mayweather has said that Pacquiao is “next” on his list.

In a press conference before his fight against Victor Ortiz last September, the undefeated boxer memorably said, “Yes, Manny Pacquiao, you’re next.”

But the much awaited mega-fight failed to come to fruition after the two camps did not agree on the split of pay-per-view revenue, and the two pound-for-pound kings once again went their separate ways. -- Mornings @ ANC, May 3, 2012