Manny Pacquiao has called on Floyd Mayweather Jr to end his relentless attack on the Filipino fighter via social media and agree to a long-awaited fight in 2015.
The unbeaten Mayweather has continually ducked potential bouts with Pacquiao after making demands regarding the undertaking of an independent drug testing programme before the fight while also complaining over the prospective split of the bout's purse.
Mayweather has seemingly taken pleasure in Pacquiao's desire to fight the American, last month taunting the 35 year old by posting an Instagram video of his knockout defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez, which came after the eight-division world champion outclassed Chris Algieri.
And Pacquiao has responded to the jibes but called for a cease to pair's digs across social media and says Mayweather must agree to a fight next year.
He wrote on Instagram: "Stop throwing punches on Instagram and let's get in the ring!"
Speaking after beating Algieri via a unanimous points decision in November, Pacquiao said: "The people deserve that fight [with Mayweather]. 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."
With just two fights remaining on Mayweather's Showtime television contract before he hangs up his gloves in 2015, time is running out for a deal to be successfully agreed for a fight between two of finest welterweights in boxing history.
The 41-yea- old Mexican Marquez, who was defeated by both boxers, says: "As a fan, I think the fight should get done and they need to stop the bickering over who wants to earn more than the other.
"The most important thing here is that the fight is carried out and [that both of them] stop talking about nonsense and give the fans what they want - the fight. First thing, they need to make this fight to make it clear who is who."