Floyd Mayweather, as he likes to do, took to Twitter to make a seemingly simple statement: He wants to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 5 in Las Vegas. Of course, this being boxing, things are never that easy. Chris Celletti of Bad Left Hook explained just how little Mayweather's "call out" means in the big picture:
All it does is allow Mayweather to sign a fight with Robert Guerrero or Canelo Alvarez next week, and when everyone crows about another failed Manny-Floyd negotiation, Mayweather can say "But look! I called Pacquiao out last week!"
The main problem in this mess seems to be that Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, does not want to deal with Team Mayweather. Whether or not that is true, the bigger issue is that this fight doesn't really seem to be any closer to happening than it was before Mayweather's proclamation. As much posturing as there may be, the only way a fight actually happens is if the two sides are talking and there's no reason to believe that's happening soon.