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Floyd Mayweather Admits He Was Paid Over $2m To Post Viral Manny Pacquiao Video

Floyd Mayweather Admits He Was Paid Over $2m To Post Viral Manny Pacquiao Video

Floyd Mayweather has shockingly admitted that he was paid over a whopping $2m to post the viral video of a Manny Pacquiao rematch.

The video quickly made the rounds on Sunday and featured the 42-year-old American claiming that he would travel to Saudi Arabia over 'talks' of a rematch with the 'Pac-Man.'

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But Mayweather has taken to Instagram to explain that he received a massive payment to make the video, which he previously said was "old" and created for promotional purposes.

The former boxer, who retired undefeated, posted two images showing transfers of $1.2m and $1m, along with a message over the 'funds being organised' for his involvement with the video.

He wrote on Instagram: "There is a video circulating that I made eight months ago about a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch.

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"I got paid $2,200,000 to make the video. The truth is, the fight will never happen again.

"Now, swipe left and look at the money that got wired to me for the video. Now, who's the smart one?

"I'm making millions just for 10 second video drops."

Mayweather said that they "wanted me to specifically say Manny Pacquiao" in the video and he travelled out to Saudi Arabia a "long time ago."

Credit: Floyd Mayweather
Credit: Floyd Mayweather

And 'Money' also came out to squash any hopes of a rematch with Pacquiao taking place.

"Basically, that's an old video. At the end of the day, there's no talks about me and Manny Pacquiao fighting a rematch," he said.

"Even if we did fight, all they're going to do is have an excuse, just like the first time.

"But as far as me and Manny Pacquiao, as of right now, it will never be a rematch."

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Featured Image Credit: Floyd Mayweather

Topics: Saudi Arabia, Instagram, Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, Boxing, Money, mayweather, Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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