Mayweather called out Pacquiao on Instagram, Manny hit back at him on Twitter and Mayweather followed.
Mayweather’s Instagram post said:
“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!”
Pacquiao responded with a Twitter post:
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″
Mayweather answered back on Instagram:
Let’s stick to the facts! Bob Arum is no longer your promoter, so when it comes to @mayweatherpromotions & PBC events I’m the HNIC!
Bottom line, I make more money than you; I beat you, then I signed you! I was only at your fight supervising you, my employee, as any real BOSS would do. You made $10Million for 12 rounds, when I just made $9M in under 3 minutes playing around in an exhibition with a pizza delivery guy! I beat you mentally, physically and financially! Remember, you fight cause you have to, I fight when I want to!”
Pacquiao had the last word:
“Excuse me Floyd, your name has not been on any of my PBC contracts. But if you would like to be on the next one, I will have one drawn up and sent to you. #CounterfeitMoney”
Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in May 2015 and retired with a 50–0 record (27 knockouts) in August 2017 after defeating Conor McGregor.
Manny Pacquiao, the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing, is 63–7–2 with 39 knockouts following his win over Keith Thurman.
Mayweather has said he is happy in retirement but he flirted with the concept of coming back last year and he knocked out Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa during an exhibition bout in December 2018 for a reported $9 million, so he might climb back into the ring for the right price.
The first time they battled in the ring it was supposed to be the fight of the century but it was a disappointment but only time will tell if Mayweather accepts Pacquiao’s challenge.