Floyd Mayweather dampens hopes for Manny Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather dampens hopes for Manny Pacquiao fight

Unbeaten fighter Floyd Mayweather dampened talk of a possible mega-fight agreement with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, a day after the Asian star`s promoter said a deal was near.

Mayweather posted a message on his Shots account that said in part "While they continue to lie about making the fight... I`m just going to continue to travel and explore the world on my private jet. #FightNotMadeYet #Jamaica."

Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum told the New York Post on Friday that he was optimistic a Pacquiao-Mayweather deal for a May 2 fight in Las Vegas would be completed in the next couple of days, with only a few final details to be settled between rival telecasters HBO and Showtime, the rights holders for Pacquiao and Mayweather respectively.

Mayweather, who turns 38 on February 24, left England`s Amir Khan hanging for months until announcing on his birthday last year that he would fight Argentina`s Marcos Maidana instead. 

Mayweather wound up beating the South American twice in 2014, but has yet to test himself against Pacquiao or Khan.

Filipino southpaw Pacquiao is 57-5 with two drawn and 38 knockouts while Mayweather is 47-0 with 26 knockouts. Fans have sought a showdown between the two for five years, thus far in vain.