Though Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. may end up never fighting each other, the trash talk between them will at least rank up there with the most skin-searing, ball-busting badmouthing in sports history.
Especially on Junior's end.
From sore excuses to malicious accusations, Mayweather's mouth, as much as his fists, has proven to be a bad mother------. (Manny entertains with what he says as well, but only during postfight interviews as we've listed before.)
Also, Li'l Floyd takes annoying selfies
In the middle of a maelstrom of rumors regarding the two ring legends' next bout, the latest of Mayweather's tirade arrives. In a report from Yahoo! Sports Philippines, Floyd was caught on tape by boxing site Fight Hype calling Pacquiao an "old, desperate dog."
Mayweather's latest attack comes in light of Pacquiao's tax troubles. The full quote, below:
“Pacquiao had his opportunity. He had his chance. When he had his opportunity and he had his chance, I guess he was tooting his own horn and he felt like he was on the same level as me. It's obvious he felt like he was on the same level as me status-wise because he wouldn't have asked for 50/50. So now, two losses later and he's got a problem: the IRS.
So when I offered (Pacquiao) $40 million, (he) turned it down. I offered Manny Pacquiao $40 million and he said he wanted 50/50. So now, you took two back-to-back losses, and from what I hear, I don't know for a fact, but from what I hear, you got tax problems and now you're begging to get the fight. You couldn’t care less if you win; all you want to do is fight Floyd Mayweather to clean up a tax bill basically. He's got a $68 million tax problem now. He couldn't put ten fights together and make $68 million, so now, who is he chasing?
Pacquiao got IRS problems. Pacquiao got pay-per-view number problems. Pacquiao's boss name is Rob Arum. Pacquiao owes $68 million in taxes. Pacquiao's got five losses. He still got Timothy Bradley problems and (Juan Manuel) Marquez problems. So this guy's got all these problems and he wants Floyd Mayweather to solve them for him, huh? He's willing to do anything now after his career done took a major setback. First he wanted 50/50; now he's like, ‘Floyd, give me anything. Throw an old, desperate dog a bone.'”
Man, oh man. Classy as ever, we see.
To further stoke the fires of hate we have for the fighter with the big mouth, below are some of Junior's most "pwede-bang-ako-na-lang-ang-tumadyak-sa-iyo"-inducing words said against Manny.
1) Mayweather's racist attack
In September 2010, he went on an online video rant filled with racist and homophobic comments.
The quote above is followed by these words: "So you all better get on the bandwagon now...Once I stomp the midget, I’ll make that mother f----- make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice… We’re going to cook him with some cats and dogs."
2) Mayweather states that Pac is past his prime.
To add insult to injury, he then comments that, on the other hand, "Juan Manual Marquez is a legend. I commend him." This was in July 2013, prior to his fight with Saul Alvarez.