Floyd Mayweather has brutally fired back at Manny Pacquiao after he called him out for a rematch following his victory against Keith Thurman.
'Pac-Man' became the oldest welterweight world champion in history after outpointing Thurman over the weekend and following his triumph in Las Vegas, he expressed an interest in a potential rematch with Mayweather.
Mayweather's team claimed he has "zero interest" in returning to the ring, but the man himself has now took to social media to address Pacquiao's demands.
"I find it real ironic how every time Pacquiao's name is brought up in the media, my name is always attached to it," he wrote in a lengthy Instagram post.
"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!"
The Filipino legend hit back while hinting at a potential rematch.
Mayweather didn't take too kindly to Pacquiao's post on social media and insisted he was in attendance for his fight as his boss.
"Let's stick to the facts! Bob Arum is no longer your promoter, so when it comes to Mayweather Promotions & 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!"
Mayweather and Pacquiao faced each other in May 2015 with their mega-fight setting a record for the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time by generating a massive 4.6 million buys in the US.
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