Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. just added fuel to the fire after they made public appearance together.
But hold on, it was only at a Miami Heat game.
Pacquiao and Mayweather were both in attendance for the Bucks-Heat game Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) at American Airlines Arena.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 28, 2015
Both were sitting courtside with Floyd seated next to the Heat bench, directly across from the sideline seat of the Filipino boxer.
— Micky Arison (@MickyArison) January 28, 2015
And to the delight of the boxing world, the two chatted at halftime and shook hands. Unsurprisingly, this was the first time that they’ve met.
It was even reported that Mayweather gave Manny his contact information and told Pacquiao that it’s time that they work the fight themselves.
Pacquiao says Mayweather gave him his cell number and told him it’s time for them to work this fight out themselves.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) January 28, 2015
The fans are still hopeful that a mega-fight between the two will still pursue. They are the most celebrated boxers in the world with Mayweather having a record of 47-0, with 26 knockouts and Pacquiao with 57-5-2, with 38 knockouts under his belt.
It is worth noting that this is also the first time that the pair spoke personally after their most-followed bouts in Twitter.