Manny Pacquiao claps back at Floyd Mayweather Jr's Instagram post

By ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 24, 2019 11:31 AM

"You come to my fight and then use my name in a post but I’m the one that is trying to stay relevant?" - Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather Jr. (AP Photo)

Well, it looks like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are at it again.

The two welterweight boxing legends have long traded shots on social media, before, during, and even after their colossal 2015 meeting. 

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao via unanimous decision, and many fans have longed for a rematch. More than four years later, Mayweather has since retired from boxing, while Pacquiao continues to compete at a championship level, most recently defeating a man 10 years his junior in previously-undefeated American Keith Thurman to become the new WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion. 

And much like the sun rising in the east, Mayweather's name was once again brought up after a Pacquiao win. 

This time however, it looks like the 50-0 legend has had enough. 

Taking to his Instagram account, "Money" Mayweather went on a bit of a rant. 

 "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," Mayweather said. 

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," he continued. 

Safe to say, Floyd isn't down for a rematch? 

Pacquiao, who arrived back in Manila earlier this week in time for senate session, took to his own social media and responded in typical Pacquiao fashion: short and sweet, and with a bit of a teaser. 

"You come to my fight and then use my name in a post but I’m the one that is trying to stay relevant?" the eight-division champ clapped back, before seemingly calling Mayweather out for a sequel. 

Manny does have a point, being that it was Mayweather who was ringside watching Pacquiao bring home yet another shiny gold belt. Mayweather even cheered after the first-round knockdown of Thurman, according to Manny. 

Now, whether any of this leads to anything, maybe the much-clamored for rematch, only time will tell. We have all seen this before. 

Mayweather maintains that he is retired and is enjoying life outside of boxing, while Pacquiao has targeted a return to the ring in January of 2019, with the opponent possibly being the winner of the Shawn Porter-Errol Spence Jr. title bout. 

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