Just a few days after Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Keith Thurman. It seems like the call for the much-awaited rematch between Pacquiao and Mayweather started to heat up again after the latter shared a controversial Instagram post claiming that Pacquiao’s “entire legacy and career has been built off its association with his name.”
Last Wednesday, July 24 (Manila time) Retired American boxer, Mayweather surprised his Instagram followers by publishing a lengthy post where he asked Manny Pacquiao’s fans to stop using his brand or his name for the Filipino champ’s benefit.
Here’s Mayweather’s lengthy Instagram post:
“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!.”
On his official Twitter account, the Filipino boxing champion and Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao was quick to respond to the American boxer’s post:
“@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… #MayPac2,” Pacquaio wrote.
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) July 24, 2019
It was reported that the Mayweather was spotted at the ringside watching Pacquiao’s recent fight against Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where our very own Pinoy boxing pride beat the “undefeated” Thurman on a split decision and won the WBA World Welterweight title. But Mayweather left the venue even before announcing Manny’s victory.
The 42-year-old retired American boxer beat the Filipino icon in May 2015 via unanimous decision. But during their record-breaking fight, Mayweather spent much in ducking, dodging and blocking Pacquiao’s punches as his defensive strategy, which left many viewers disappointed.
Since then, boxing fans all over the world and our very own Pinoy boxing pride have long been itching for a possible rematch, despite Mayweather’s retirement two years ago.