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May 1, 2015
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. once called Manny Pacquiao an old, desperate dog. This was just one of the moments that Money talked trash to Manny.

So when the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was finally finalized, we thought that one of the more entertaining things we could look forward to was Money's continued bad-mouthing.

But somewhere along the way, Money suddenly changed, opting instead to keep his mouth shut. Floyd offered an explanation: "I don’t have to say anything. I’m a lot older now, closer to 40. I’m a lot wiser, I’m a lot more mature. I can no longer grow physically so I had to grow mentally. I want to gain more wisdom. Once you have made so much money, you have to grow in other departments. Wisdom, that’s the way I’m trying to grow."

Whether the explanation is true or not, we found out the loud, annoying Floyd was no longer that fun to keep track of. Thankfully, the other guys involved in the match, namely Pacquiao, Freddie Roach, and Floyd's trainer dad spouted off a number of times—which we've listed here. We even found something from Floyd himself—the closest thing that we've heard from him that resembles trash-talking in the run-up to the fight.

For those who find joy in people talking big, or for those who's also wondering why the personalities behind #MayPac seem to be so chummy with each other, feast on these statements!


FREDDIE ROACH

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1)   “I am so glad that Mayweather is big on Shots, because he is going to be taking a lot of them from Manny on May 2.”

2)   “Mayweather may be two victories shy of tying Rocky Marciano’s record (49-0) but I can assure you Mayweather’s party will end on May 2 and Marciano’s record will remain just that—the record.  And Mayweather will forever be known as Mr. 47 and 1.”     

3)   "I really don't think Mayweather wants this fight. He was forced into it by the public, the press, and by Showtime. Mayweather ran out of road."

4)   "Going against Floyd Sr. is a little disappointing. He just isn't very good, especially during the fight itself. One of our advantages is having him in the other corner."

5)   “We’re fighting the best fighter in the world, but we’re going to kick his ass.”

6)   "When Manny beats Mayweather, it won't only be about unifying the welterweight titles, it will also be a public service to boxing."

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MANNY PACQUIAO

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7)   "This is the moment I believe he will experience his first loss."

8)   "In my mind, I was more worried about the fight when I fought De La Hoya and Cotto than this fight."

9)   "The Lord, my God, will deliver him into my hands on Saturday.”


FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR.

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10)   “Whatever happens on Saturday, it’s going to be one-sided. Pacquiao is going to sleep"

11)   “Floyd's the man to meet, If you wanna get beat.”


FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.

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12)   “Everybody’s game plan is to come forward and throw lots of punches. It hasn’t worked in 19 years and 47 fights.”


Whose fighting words will ring true? Divine deliverance from Manny? Pacquiao going to sleep? A game plan that will go the way of 47 other game plans before it?

Thankfully, we've only got two days before these fighters and trainers put their money where their mouth is. #GoManny!

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