Manny Pacquiao
Pacquiao produced a virtuoso performance to defeat AlgieriGetty Images

Manny Pacquiao sent an emphatic message of intent to unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr after destroying Chris Algieri via a unanimous points decision in Macau.

Pacquiao knocked Algieri down six times during the 12-round bout on his way to being declared the victor by a huge margin on the judge's scorecards as he retained the WBO welterweight title.

The performance will once again draw questions regarding a potential duel with Mayweather, who has two fights remaining on his ShowTime television contract and is expected to retire in 2015.

"The people deserve that fight," Pacquiao said after the 57th victory of his 64-fight career. "The fans deserve that fight.

"It's time to make that fight happen. It's been a long time. I want that fight. They're always denying the fight. I think the fight has to happen."

Any future fight is dependent on Mayweather relenting on his demands of Pacquiao, with previous bouts having being held up by demands of random drugs tests and the fight purse.

Top Rank promoter Bob Acum said: "I think that fight should happen. I think the boxing fans deserve that fight. if boxing is to be considered a major sport the fight has to happen and all the nonsense has to cease.

"Everyone should work together to make it happen. There are no more excuses. None. I'll be by my phone, Manny will be by his phone. We're ready."