MACAU - Manny Pacquiao's response to Floyd Mayweather Jr's latest tweet is no different to his reaction to previous taunts from his American rival.
He doesn't give a damn.
Instead, the 34-yead-old Filipino ring hero declared that he would rather just wait until Mayweather is finally ready to engage him inside the ring rather than respond to his blusters.
“Hihintayin ko na lang siyang lumaban. Ayoko ng pumatol sa mga kung ano-anong sinasabi niya,” said Pacquiao. “Magpakumbaba na lang tayo … 'yun ang bilin ng Panginoon!”
Mayweather posted a cryptic message on Twitter shortly after Pacquiao won a clinical unanimous decision against tough American pug Brandon Rios at the Cotai Arena on Sunday.
They Said It!
“Hihintayin ko na lang siyang lumaban." - Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather
The brash American fighter tweeted the hashtag #TheMoneyTeam, which contains comments from his followers and supporters on Twitter, most of them belittling Pacquiao's victory over Rios.
One follower posted a meme of Mayweather's photo with the words: 'Hey Pacman, who the hell is Brandon Rios?'
For years now, fans have been waiting for Pacquiao and Mayweather to clash inside the ring, but negotiations keep bogging down, mostly due to difficulties from Mayweather's end.
Pacquiao's longtime coach Freddie Roach said his ward is ready to fight the American star anytime.
“I would want Manny to fight anytime. But he (Mayweather) wouldn't want to agree,” the Hall of Fame trainer told Spin.ph. "He’s just scared."
Meanwhile, Pacquiao confirmed he is set to extend his contract with Top Rank Promotions for another two years once his current contracts expires on December 31, 2014.
Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz said no contract has been signed yet.
However, Pacquiao staying with Top Rank through to 2016 would dim hopes of a Mayweather fight since the unbeaten fighter belongs to a rival outfit and has repeatedly refused to negotiate with Arum.