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Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao talk

Updated: January 20, 2012, 6:32 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

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 ESPN.com on Thursday.

Ellerbe would not go into the particulars of the call -- what was said or how long ...

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