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Boxing: Add Ali to those who wants Mayweather-Pacquiao

Published on May 6, 2014 3:39 AM
Timothy Bradley (left) of US defends against Manny Pacquiao of Philippines (right) during their WBO World Welterweight Championship title match at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on April 12, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is happy that Floyd Mayweather remains unbeaten, but the sporting icon wants to see him face Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.

The former world heavyweight champion posted a message on Twitter hailing Mayweather's majority-decision triumph Saturday over Argentina's Marcos Maidana but slipped in a jab of his own about Mayweather having yet to face Pacquiao.

"Congratulations FloydMayweather. Maybe after you rest up we can see you rumble with MannyPacquiao!" Ali tweeted.

Mayweather, 37, and Pacquiao, 35, talked about a showdown years ago as fans pushed for the superstars to meet in the ring but money and blood testing issues scuttled the talks.

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