Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Netizens' Clamor

Netizens are clamoring for a Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. match next year after the Filipino boxing icon defeated Chris Algieri.

Immediately after Sunday's lopsided match, demands for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight flooded on social media, with several sports and showbiz personalities joining the call.

Pacquiao successfully defended his WBO welterweight title against the younger and taller American foe at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on November 23.

During a post-fight interview, the Sarangani representative was unable to contain his excitement when asked if he's willing to fight Mayweather. He said: "He's going to fight me? Yes!" But after a brief moment he uttered seriously: "I'm ready to fight him next year."

The Pacman added that his fight with Mayweather should finally take place as boxing fans around the world "deserve that fight."

In a radio interview Sunday afternoon, veteran boxing analyst Ed Tolentino said the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. match "has to happen for the sake of the legacies of both boxers."
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