Pacquiao: ‘Floyd gave me his number and said we will communicate’

Milan Ordoñez on Jan 28, 2015 10:58 AM
Pacquiao: ‘Floyd gave me his number'
Photo credit: Karen Civil Twitter account (@KarenCivil)

MANILA – The encounter between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao just got more interesting.

Both global boxing icons were initially spotted during the NBA game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. During halftime, both men were then seen speaking to each other, seemingly coming into an agreement. This, of course, led to speculations about some signs of progress that the fight will indeed happen in May, as planned.

According to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, Pacquiao was informed a minute before the game’s first half ended that Mayweather would be “coming over for a chat.”

To make matters more noteworthy, it has also been confirmed that the encounter between Pacquiao and Mayweather was the first time both men physically met since talks of their match-up began in 2009.

“Pacquiao said he never spoke to Floyd in person before tonight. "He gave his number to me and said we will communicate with each other," Reynolds said through his personal Twitter account.

Pacquiao has been in the United States and the U.K. for the past couple of weeks to promote his documentary film “Manny” and judge the 63rd Miss Universe pageant, as well as fulfill a scheduled meet-up with British royalty Prince Harry. Supposedly in transit already, the eight-division world champion was forced to attend the game due to unfavorable weather conditions.

“Thank Winter Storm Juno if this fight ever happens. Pac wasn't supposed to be here tonight -- but his flight was canceled,” Reynolds wrote.


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