The unbeaten Mayweather, 36, who holds 45-0 win-loss slate with 26 knockouts, posted his photo on his Twitter account @FloydMayweather holding a pile of cash with the text: “I’ll pay you $40 million (US dollars). The other photo shows Pacquiao with the words: “No way you’re crazy 50-50 or nothing.” The third photo shows
Pacquiao knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez on December 2012. The last photo shows the Filipino champ praying with a caption: “Dear God please have Floyd call me again.”
“That’s nothing and Manny doesn’t care. He [Mayweather] doesn’t want to fight,” Gerry Peñalosa told The Manila Times in a phone interview a day after the Christmas.
“He is just using the name of Pacquiao to advertise and promote his next upcoming fight. It’s an old strategy.” Peñalosa, a former super bantamweight world champion, is now Pacquiao’s partner in a boxing promotion outfit.
Mayweather Jr. is set to fight in May against a yet to be named foe while Pacquiao (55-5-2 record with 38 knockouts) is also set to fight late April next year.
Another post of Mayweather Jr. shows a photo of an Asian male with the caption: “Manny Pacquaio mixed with Freddie Roach. Meet my friend, Manny Roach.”
Pacquiao’s long-time Canadian adviser Mike Koncz also laughed at Mayweather’s latest act, saying, “I just smiled because at least Floyd is thinking of us in some way.”
Josef T. Ramos