Barely three days after Manny Pacquiao beat Keith Thurman, verbal jabs have been fired between two all-time greats.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. took to Instagram to say that he found it ironic that every time Pacquiao’s name is brought up, his name is always attached to it — calling on the media to let Pacquiao’s name carry its own weight and reminding people that when they finally fought, he won.
The Pacman responded on Twitter turning the tables, saying if it’s Mayweather that wants to be relevant again, they should have a rematch.
In a follow-up post, Money had a more harsh tone, saying that: “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. I beat you mentally, physically and financially!”
In the final shot, Pacquiao pointed out that Mayweather’s name hasn’t been on any contracts with the hashtag #CounterfeitMoney.
Despite their verbal war, Pacquiao says Mayweather actually cheered for him — as he floored Thurman in the first round.
“I saw him, he jumped out his chair and raised his hands, and he’s cheering for me.”
The two never physically crossed paths during fight night last Saturday as Mayweather exited before the scorecards were read.
Unlike previous post-fight interviews, the Pacman did not call out for a Mayweather rematch.
“Fan ko na sya haha, fan ko, kita mo tumayo talon talon sya.”
But thanks to social media, the 42-year-old Mayweather and the 40-year-old Pacquiao are back to chatting about their ring rivalry.