Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather was in attendance this past weekend at his old foe Manny Pacquiao’s latest bout against Keith Thurman.
A fight ‘PacMan’ won by split decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to claim the WBA welterweight world title at 40 years of age.
The MGM Grand not long ago was once Mayweather’s old stomping ground but this past weekend he was merely a spectator.
Mayweather has been retired from the sport for some time now outside of an exhibition bout last New Year’s Eve in Japan against a kickboxer (under boxing rules).
The former pound for pound number one is content as a retired fighter at this point in time but his name keeps getting linked with a comeback to take on Manny Pacquiao in a rematch.
A fight Mayweather won easily back in 2015.
So much so, that Floyd has let loose in a couple of Instagram posts in response to Pacquiao wanting a rematch with him.
Not just at Pacquiao, either, but at a lot of people:
“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.”
He then later added:
“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!”
No beating around the bush there from good old Floyd.
Realistically, if the two were to have a rematch, although both are now well past their primes, given their fan bases it would still generate a considerable amount of money and interest.
Particularly after Pacquiao’s new winning streak and revitalized boxing career as of late showing he’s not finished just yet.