8 months Will the real WBA welter champ please stand up? Manilatimes |Sports
ED C. TOLENTINOManny Pacquiao unabashedly covets another shot at the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr., but he is not about to waste his remaining time in the sport waiting for the latter to make up his mind. Pacquiao, 40, recently posted his first successful defense of the World Boxing Association (WBA) ‘regular’ welterweight (147 lbs.) title with a decision win over Adrien Broner. Pacquiao immediately challenged Mayweather to a rematch of their May 2015 megabuck showdown, but he has yet to receive a positive feedback. All point to Mayweather caving in to public pressure (and the lure of the almighty dollar) ... more