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Manny Pacquiao: It's kind of like Mayweather is afraid

Manny Pacquiao says he's ready for Floyd Mayweather.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Manny Pacquiao's one-sided rout of Chris Algieri last night is the talk of the town, of course, but moving forward, the focus once again goes to a potential (well, "potential") fight with Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao talked Algieri and Floyd after the fight last night:

"He didn't want to engage. He only engaged during the start of the first round," Pacquiao said in Filipino when he was asked why he wasn't able to put Algieri away despite recording 6 knockdowns. "I didn't really have a hard time against him. I also just didn't want to be careless. In the past, I've gotten a loss because I got careless. I dropped him many times, but Algieri is just really tough."

He also addressed a potential bout against Mayweather which he says he wants to happen early next year.

"I'm stronger and faster now. I'm so happy with my performance. Yes, I'm ready to face Mayweather. I was never discouraged after that loss to Marquez," he said, "I just learned that I needed more determination and focus, and I learned that from that fight."

Pacquiao has been more vocal of his desire to face Mayweather after the bout, and when asked if he thinks his rival is afraid of him he simply replied with "Yeah, it's kinda like that."

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