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Manny Pacquiao News: Floyd Mayweather Jr. 'Insecure Coward'; 'Money' Says Pacman Has PPV Numbers Problems [VIDEO]

Raimundo Ortiz
By Raimundo Ortiz @AroundtheMundo
on Jan 13, 2014 01:06 PM EST
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Manny Pacquiao landing on Brandon Rios. (Photo : Reuters)

While Floyd Mayweather Jr. tries to figure out who his next opponent will be, Manny Pacquiao has lobbed his most vicious attack yet at the pound-for-pound king of boxing Unfortunately, that attack wasn't within the confines of a ring, and a fight isn't close.

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"[Mayweather] is just a coward, insecure and envy my accomplishments," Pacquiao told The Manila Times via DZAR Sunshine Radio. "I don't like to bite his gimmicks and I just want to understand him, although it's too much...But I'm really thankful that he always remember me in some ways."

Following those eyebrow-raising remarks, Pacquiao asserted he's tried to take the lead in negotiating a fight, while Mayweather and his team have not reciprocated.

"Top Rank already allowed us to directly negotiate with them [Mayweather] before but they never communicated with us," Pacquiao said. "Mayweather Jr. is saying a lot of negative things against me but he doesn't like to fight. We will consider everything but until now, they don't like to fight. At the same time, people are saying the fight between us needs a trilogy, but how can it be possible if he's not going to fight me first."

Pacquiao's attack was likely spurred by recent comments made by "Money" who referred to Pacquiao as a "desperate dog."

"All the cards are in my hand," Mayweather recently told Ben Thompson of Fighthype.com. "Pacquiao got pay-per-view number problems. Pacquiao's boss name is Rob Arum. Pacquiao owes $68 million in taxes. Pacquiao's got 5 losses.

"He still got Timothy Bradley problems and Marquez problems...So this guy's got all these problems and he wants Floyd Mayweather to solve them for him, huh? First he didn't need me; now he needs me."

The sniping back and forth is getting increasingly nasty, but with Marcos Maidana now locked in for a rematch with Adrien Broner, Mayweather's only other option for a May bout appears to be Amir Khan.

For all Mayweather's attacks on Pacquiao's recent resume and pay-per-view shortcomings, he is still a larger star than Khan. Only time will tell, but Mayweather's feud with Bob Arum is likely too entrenched for a deal to come out of it.

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