‘I don’t fight for money’: Manny Pacquiao hits back at Floyd Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao did not mince his words when he got to know what his former colleague Floyd Mayweather had to say about him. Mayweather bagged millions of dollars in his recent exhibition bout against YouTuber Logan Paul. He believes that his decision to retire from the sport at 50-0 after defeating Conor McGregor in 2017 was a wise decision considering the amount of money he has already made during his active years.
Speaking to media after sharing the ring with Paul, the 44-year-old boxer took a swipe at the PacMan, whom he beat in a scintillating bout in 2015.
“Pacquiao at his age , which is sad, has to fight,” Mayweather said. He was of the view that he is financially stable and does not care what people have to say about his career. In response, boxing’s only eight-division champion said he never made pay his priority.
Pacquiao said, “If I’m fighting for the money, then I would have picked some scrub to fight.” Why would I try to fight an undefeated fighter if I’m chasing the paycheck? This is a real fight. I fight because this is my passion. I love beating undefeated fighters and bringing honor to my country.”