The talk of the long-anticipated bout between the two gained steam in recent days, with Mayweather on Friday proposing a May 2 date and Pacquiao responding with a vow to chase him into submission.
On Tuesday, Pacquiao tweeted another teaser: “@FloydMayweather, don’t be a boxing humbug. Let’s give the fans the fight they want. They have waited long enough.”
Speaking to Showtime Sports in the US on Friday night, Mayweather, 37, said he wants his next fight to be against the Filipino star.
However, the American nicknamed “Money” said the fight will only happen if he receives a much bigger share of the purse than his opponent.
Hours later, Pacquiao told AFP from his southern Philippines home city of General Santos that money was not the issue.