The Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao beef continues — outside the ring — with the boxers exchanging words on social media.
The back-and-forth began when Pac-Man tweeted at shot at his rival last week, in the wake of a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing over a Mayweather reality show on Showtime.
“@FloydMayweather’s testimony to the commission on All Access’ authenticity tells me everything I need to know about his desire to fight me,” Manny wrote.
Two days later, Floyd responded with a tweet of his own, posting a photo that pokes fun at the times the Filipino boxer has been on the canvas, saying he needs him for a pay day… because he’s broke.
“….Miss Pac Man is broke and desperate for a pay day. Your Pay-Per-View numbers are a joke,” Mayweather tweeted, along with the following photo.
Pacquiao’s next fight is on Nov. 22 against Chris Algieri, whom some expect to be a worthy opponent. Mayweather has two fights left on his six-fight Showtime deal, after which he plans to retire. It’s currently down to the wire, as to whether a super-fight between the two will ever happen.
Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said recently that HBO and Showtime have been holding secret talks about working together on a joint pay-per-view for the right. However, it remains to be seen whether a deal can be made. After all, they’ve been unable to work out a deal for years, despite intense public demand.
“I’m gonna go and talk to my team and see what the future holds,” Mayweather said earlier this month after his second victory over Marcos Maidana. “I don’t know who I’m fighting in May but I expect to fight in May. Manny Pacquiao needs to focus on the guy in front of him. Once he gets past him, he can look to the future. If the Pacquiao fight presents itself, let’s make it happen.”