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Floyd Mayweather Issues Lengthy Put Down Of Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather has issued a lengthy response to Manny Pacquaio after the Filipino fighter accused him of using his name to stay relevant. 

It’s a rivalry that was always destined to continue on well past the pair’s original meeting back in 2015 – a fight that saw Mayweather emerge as dominant as ever, winning the bout by unanimous decision.

Following on from Manny’s impressive victory over Keith Thurman last weekend, Floyd took to his official Instagram page to take a shot at his former opponent and the media for constantly mentioning both names side-by-side.

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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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Of course, Pacquiao, who earned quite a bit in the way credit for his strong showing on Saturday night, was quick to respond and fired back at the 50-0 boxer for his comments via Twitter.

Not to be undone, Mayweather once again fired back with a lengthy assault on Pacquiao’s earning potential in comparison to his own position within the sport.

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