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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr. picks fight with Manny Pacquiao on Twitter


Floyd Mayweather Jr. would prefer to train to fight Manny Pacquiao, rather than attend Clippers-Bulls games. (Mark J. Terrill / AP)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants badly to fight Manny Pacquiao. With his jail sentence pushed back to June, he’d be free to keep the original date for their bout and he let Pacquiao know it with “them’s fightin’ words” tweets.

Manny Pacquiao I'm calling you out let's fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see.Tue Jan 10 18:37:07 via web

My Jail Sentence was pushed back because the date was locked in. Step up Punk.Tue Jan 10 18:38:29 via web

Mayweather is available for a May 5 fight at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas because a judge last week postponed the 87-day sentence he is to serve on a domestic violence charge. Pacquiao said last summer he’d fight Mayweather in 2012 and this week he repeated that.

“I’ve said this over and over before and I’m saying this again: I want Floyd Mayweather Jr. to be my next opponent,” Pacquiao said in an interview with PhilBoxing.com in the Philippines. “I haven't changed my choice despite recent developments.”

It might be in Pacquiao’s best interests to sidestep Mayweather for a while. Judging by a tweet after the BCS title game between Alabama and LSU on Monday night, he’s on a roll.

Just won $400k on Alabama, the new National Champs. Congrats to both teams! http://t.co/mGvbMPY5Tue Jan 10 05:32:13 via Instagram

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