The Greatest has spoken.
Muhammad Ali wants Floyd Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao next. The living legend tweeted his thoughts immediately after Mayweather won a majority decision victory over Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Arena is Las Vegas, Nevada.
During his time, Ali fought all comers. It was a time when the best of the boxing world always ended up in the same ring, sometimes even multiple times, against each other. However, in boxing's current situation, match-ups are dictated mostly by money, championships, and personal relationships instead of simply trying to find out who the better fighter is.
The boxing world has waited for Mayweather-Pacquiao to happen for so long and now it seems like Ali is also tired of waiting.
Other analysts however also thought that Maidana deserved a rematch for his effort against Mayweather or that Maidana should fight Pacquiao instead.
Rematch with Maidana, yes. Fight with Pacquiao, yes. #TheMoment— Gary Andrew Poole (@orangerose) May 4, 2014
Showtime's commentary team tried their best to avoid even mentioning Pacquiao's name after the fight. They kept throwing a rematch with Maidana or a possible match with Amir Khan for Mayweather's next fight. However, Mayweather's win still led to discussions of a match against Pacquiao.
It's funny just how many fans still want to see Pacquiao-Mayweather. Definitely has lessened, but strong support for it is still there.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) May 4, 2014
Now Floyd's calling for a rematch. Maidana says Floyd didn't fight like a man and says he won. NOW FLOYD CAN DUCK PACQUIAO EVEN LONGER.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 4, 2014
FLOYD KNOWS HE COULDN'T BEAT PACQUIAO RIGHT NOW.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 4, 2014