Pacquiao Team: Mayweather Basing Life Around Him
Manny Pacquiao’s team is doubling down on claims that Floyd Mayweather is keeping himself attached to the WBA welterweight champion.
The two boxers have traded barbs over social media over the past few weeks, with each claiming the other is using them to stay relevant.
Pacquiao pulled off a shock last month, besting Keith Thurman in a decision to win the WBA (Super) welterweight title. He currently is in the Philippines for his Senate work, but the legendary eight-division world champion has no plans on slowing down.
The president of Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions, Sean Gibbons, feels Pacquiao’s continued success at 40 years old is driving him crazy.
“The senator’s legacy is rolling and rolling and that’s driving Floyd a little bonkers and mad ever since they fought in 2015,” Gibbons said. “At 40 years old, [Pacquiao] is creating history. He’s doing things that are unprecedented at the welterweight division. Nobody has done what he’s done recently — beating a 30-year-old Keith Thurman.
“The senator doesn’t base his life around Mayweather, but Floyd Mayweather seems to base his life around the senator now. Everywhere the senator goes, he has to somehow tag or when I was in the ring for the fight with Keith Thurman, I looked over and I saw Floyd Mayweather and I was like ‘What’s Floyd Mayweather doing here?'”
Pacquiao and Mayweather met in a highly-anticipated showdown back in May 2015, with Mayweather taking a unanimous decision. Pacquiao underwent shoulder surgery following the fight, but Mayweather feels Pacquiao’s claim of entering their fight with a shoulder injury is simply an excuse.
The two have teased a second encounter, but Mayweather appears to not have a serious desire to return to the ring.
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