Pacquiao responds to Mayweather’s jab on Twitter, hints possible rematch

53 year-old Mike Tyson has still got it!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was at ringside when Manny Pacquiao won the WBA (Super) Welterweight title over Keith Thurman at the MGM Garden in Las Vegas over the weekend.

With the boxing world clamoring on the possibility of a rematch between the undefeated pugilist and boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Mayweather couldn’t help but take a swipe at his heated rival.

“I find it real ironic how every time Pacquiao’s name is brought up in the media, my name is always attached to it,” the retired Mayweather wrote in lengthy Instagram post.

“This man’s entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name and it’s about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait and let that man’s name hold weight of its own.”

“For years, all you heard was that ‘Floyd is afraid of Manny Pacquiao’. But what’s funny is, when we finally fought, I won so easily that everyone had to eat their words! All of the so called boxing experts, critics and jealous American ‘fan base’ either went mute and ran for cover or made every excuse in the world as to why I should give Manny Pacquiao a rematch.,” Mayweather added.

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I find it real ironic how every time Pacquiao's name is brought up in the media, my name is always attached to it. This man's entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name and it's about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait and let that man's name hold weight of its own. For years, all you heard was that " Floyd is afraid of Manny Pacquiao". But what's funny is, when we finally fought, I won so easily that everyone had to eat their words! All of the so called boxing experts, critics and jealous American "fan base" either went mute and ran for cover or made every excuse in the world as to why I should give Manny Pacquiao a rematch. My take on all this bullshit is that y’all are just upset that I broke Rocky Marciano's record and hate the fact that a Black, high school dropout outsmarted you all by beating all odds and retiring undefeated while maintaining all my faculties simply by making smart choices and even smarter investments. Ultimately, I will always have the last laugh!

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Not one to bite his tongue, the usually soft-spoken Filipino boxer took to Twitter to respond to Mayweather’s diss and even issued a subtle challenge in the process.

“@FloydMayweather. You come to my fight and then use my name in a post but I’m the one that is trying to stay relevant? if you want to be relevant again.,” Pacquiao wrote, accompanied by the hashtag #MayPac2

Mayweather got the better of Pacquiao when the two all-time greats squared off in a mega-fight dubbed as “The Fight of the Century” back in 2015. The American boxer kept his pristine record after getting the unanimous decision nod, but some pundits are still questioning the verdict, especially after it was revealed that Pacquiao fought with an undisclosed shoulder injury.

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