Pacquiao mocked by Mayweather Jr
Floyd Mayweather Jr has had a dig at Manny Pacquiao for his decision to fight Timothy Bradley instead of facing him on May 5.
The 35-year-old American spoke out against his big rival ahead of his step up in weight to fight for Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto's WBA light-middleweight title in Las Vegas. The world has been waiting for Mayweather and Pacquiao to get together in the ring and finally determine who is the best pound-for-pound boxer. Mayweather insisted he was ready and willing to fight Pacquiao next month, but was snubbed as the Filipino opted to face former light-welterweight champion Bradley. "We wanted the Pacquiao fight for May 5 but it didn't happen, so there's nothing I could do," Mayweather said. "You know, as I said before I'm always looking to give the fans what they want to see. "I'm pretty sure Pacquiao has a tough task on his hands with the young fighter - I don't really know his name - but I've had a chance to watch him and he can box a little bit, so it's not going to be an easy task for him." Meanwhile, Mayweather is expecting a tougher assignment against 31-year-old Cotto, but is confident of overcoming his opponent's size and weight advantage. He added: "While many may see this as Cotto's chance and opportunity to end my undefeated record, I think that it's also important to remember that I chose to move up in weight and give Cotto that advantage because I am confident that I can beat him at any weight. "I'm well aware of Cotto's potential and the advantages that he possesses in the ring on any given night, but come May 5, those advantages aren't going to do him any good. Fight fans, get ready, because I'm about to dethrone the current king of the 154-pound weight class."