Manny Pacquiao issued another challenge to Floyd Mayweather. (Getty Images)

Momentum is building between the respective camps of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in an effort to give boxing fans the bout they’ve long wanted to see. 

Quick recap: Mayweather issued a definitive challenge to Pacquiao last Friday night and included a potential date for the mega bout. They were his most substantive comments yet regarding the fight. Pacquiao, via Sky Sports, re-iterated that he should be Money’s next opponent. “He has nowhere to run,” said Pacquiao.

“I will try my best to make this a thrilling and entertaining fight. But I doubt if he’s gonna engage me in a slugfest. You all know his fighting style.”

In case there was any doubt that both men appear to want this fight, Pacquiao fired off another message on Tuesday.   

While the back-and-forth banter feels like a massive PR scheme to drum up ratings, we’ll all deal with the charade as long as it yields the fight.