One well known spectator in attendance at this weekend’s big fight in Las Vegas was none other than former pound for pound number one Floyd Mayweather.
A man who lit up the strip not long ago himself in some huge boxing extravaganzas.
These days ‘Money’ Mayweather is a retired a businessman enjoying the fruits of his hard earned labor in the ring.
Nonetheless, talks have persisted late last year and early this year about a possible Manny Pacquiao rematch for the Grand Rapids native.
That being said, cold water has continued to be poured on such a perpetuated notion with Mayweather insisting he is retired and done as an active fighter.
Pacquiao for his part, perhaps inadvertently so, kept the idea going (as far fetched as it is at this point) with an impressive showing over Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand.
He ran out split decision winner and became the oldest (40 years old) welterweight champion in history.
After the fight one of Floyd Mayweather’s right hand men, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe revealed how Mayweather himself reacted to what he saw from Pacquiao against Thurman:
(Hat tip Fight Hype YouTube)
Manny Pacquiao, once again proving why age really is just a number.
An athlete and human that really gives credence to the term ‘living legend’.