MANILA, Philippines – If American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes Manny Pacquiao is easy to knock out, then he should stop posting Instagram videos and accept the Pacman's challenge instead.
This was the Filipino world champion's response to Mayweather's latest taunt on social media, as the unbeaten American yesterday posted a short clip of Pacquiao getting knocked down and out by Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez in their December 2012 showdown.
The 16-second clip used Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" as its soundtrack, though Mayweather did not add a caption to the post.
When asked about Mayweather's latest taunt on social media during a press conference in Makati on Thursday, Pacquiao had a ready response.
"Pinost niya, dapat lumaban na siya. Madali pala akong mapatulog (He should step up and fight me since I am easy to knock out)," the "Pacman" said.
The Instagram post was widely seen as Mayweather's response to Pacquiao after the Filipino icon called him out following his demolition of American Chris Algieri last weekend.
"The fans deserve that fight," Pacquiao said. "I think it's time to step up and say yes." -- Report from Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News.