Ortiz is just hot stock & this is just all an exercise of splitting flea hairs here.
PBF is simply passing the time with fights he knows he can win without weathering himself whatsoever, well knowing that the years of Manny's style are taking their toll.
He may take his chance on Pac one day when he sees he's sufficiently softened up & hopefully still unbeaten, or maybe he won't bother.
I hope all of this just boils down to PBF just tuning himself up for Pac but certainly I wouldn't hold my breath. I know this is all just a game of a careless gambling to PBF.
Careless because it's obvious that he truly does not care if he fights Pac or not.
It's also careless mainly because he is leaving the real foundation of his legacy up to chance with whatever may happen to Pac out there swinging in the balance.
There are no guarantees in life.
Pac could retire, get upset by someone else or even have an injury that forces him out whether boxing-related or just unfortunate life circumstances. Something could happen just as easily to PBF.
Boxing has enough reasons why it becomes increasingly laughable with each passing year and the Pac/PBF mess did no favors to the sport. PBF is still laughing all of the way to the bank and the fans are still not getting what they really want.