THAT’S reportedly the title of Manny Pacquiao’s new sitcom, but it might as well be a clarion call from Floyd Mayweather’s fans for their idol to step up to the plate and settle once and for all this nagging argument as to who is the best fighter in the sport.

Apparently, Floyd became ambivalent about duking it out with the Pacman after the latter called his bluff and agreed to certain terms and conditions that were previously deemed non-negotiable. (As of presstime, it was Antonio Margarito who apparently got the nod.)

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And so the Floyd thrashing began, despite efforts from his camp to parry accusations by claiming there were no formal negotiations at all.

Unfortunately for Floyd Jr., once the spigot of doubt was unleashed, it’s difficult now to justify why in the world he doesn’t want the fight everybody else wants to happen.

But let’s put the name-calling aside and take a sober look at Floyd’s motives and let’s try to figure out some plausible scenarios on why the “Pretty Boy” is being pretty elusive.

FLOYD IS BORED AND RICH. This, I’m not too convinced. We all know that “Money” talks a lot of crap and is denigrated for being a cocky loudmouth, but make no mistake about it, he can back it up. He is not undefeated for no reason at all.

In fact, not much separates him from Manny Pacquiao in terms of ability and ring prowess. But this is precisely where I am not comfortable with the notion that Floyd is a fat, contented cat.

Like any other supremely gifted athlete, Floyd hungers for ring immortality. If he doesn’t fight Manny Pacquiao, his legacy will forever be questioned. As much as he likes the smell of money, as a fighter first and foremost, getting Manny will be worth much more to him in terms of his place in pugilistic history.

THE MOSLEY FACTOR. To be more specific about it, Shane Mosley’s right hand. We probably learned more about Floyd Jr. in that second round against Mosley than all of his previous fights put together.

In that fateful round, Mosley scored a pair of jaw-rattling rights that made Floyd’s knees quiver and had him holding on for dear life.

Was he hurt? Most definitely.

In the post-fight interview, Floyd attempted to make light of it and credited it all to being part of the game. But was it really?

Not Floyd’s game, for sure. He is a defensive genius who relies on foot speed, lightning-quick reflexes and ring guile in order to elude, parry, deflect or smother his opponent’s attack. Getting hit hard certainly isn’t part of Floyd’s orientation.

Could it be that those brutal right hands flicked a switch inside of Floyd’s head and reminded him of his mortality or the fact that his skills might already have begun their inevitable and impending decline at age 33?

Is he having doubts that he might not be able to withstand the left hook that rendered Hatton unconscious as if he had crossed the street and been run over by a bus?

The fact that Floyd is convinced that Manny is on steroids certainly segues into the notion that Floyd is wary and possibly, quite fearful of the Pacman’s power.

(to be concluded on Tuesday)

CASIMERO. It’s Sunday today and as you say your prayers thanking Him for a financial windfall you did not expect, an improvement in health, the improvement of cryogenic regeneration or whatever it is that puts you in the spirit of gratitude, please say a quick one for Johnreil Casimero who fights today in Mexico against Ramon Hirales for the WBO light flyweight crown.

LAST ROUND. It’s on spunky Suzette Melleza who celebrates her birthday today. Cheers!

(jingo_quijano@yahoo.com)