And today’s issue of “As the World Turns” — welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather called welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao to attempt to induce Manny Pacquiao to take a fight on May 5 in Las Vegas. It’s becoming “white noise” at this point — but here is ESPN’s report on it:

Floyd Mayweather Jr., who for the past two weeks has been relentlessly calling for fellow welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao to fight him on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, raised the chase to a new level on Wednesday night — he called Pacquiao on the telephone and spoke directly with him in the Philippines.

“They spoke,” Leonard Ellerbe, one of Mayweather’s advisers, told on Thursday.

Ellerbe would not go into the particulars of the call — what was said or how long they spoke — saying “the context of the conversation is between the two of them.” Ellerbe said Mayweather told him about the specifics after making the call but did not want Ellerbe to go into details.

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