WATCH: Pacquiao brings out 'collect phone' for Floyd
MANILA – Manny Pacquiao is open to taking Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s call and he even showed he has the telephone to prove it.
During his appearance on FOX 1’s “Crowd Goes Wild”, Pacquiao took a jab at Mayweather for consistently refusing the mega bout.
“I'm kind of tired answering the fans' questions. I want that fight to happen because that's what the fans want,” said the Filipino superstar, who is promoting his rematch against WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr.
“All I can say is you know....," then Pacquiao brought out an old rotary phone to the crowd’s delight. "My line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Anytime he can call me and say, yes [to the fight]… And the fight will be on."
The stunt sent the predominantly Filipino-American crowd laughing.
He also assured Mayweather that the call will be "collect" or free of charge.
Pacquiao also talked about Bradley’s claim that his time “has already passed.”
“I said no... my time is not yet done,” said the Filipino boxer.
Pacquiao lost a controversial decision to Bradley in 2012, and this cost him the WBO welterweight crown.
The Filipino icon is hoping to straighten out the issue when he takes on Bradley again on April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.