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Manny Pacquiao: Floyd Mayweather acts uneducated, I feel sorry for him

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao both know the odds of them ever fighting one another are incredibly low, but that hasn’t stopped them from trading shots outside the ring. During a recent TV interview in the Philippines, Pacquiao criticized Mayweather for the way he carries himself.

“I’m not angry at him,” Pacquiao said, according to the Agence France-Presse. “I still feel sorry for him because he acts like an uneducated person. It’s pitiful to me and I’m praying for him.”

Pacquiao also added that Mayweather should “fear God” and went on to quote a verse from the bible.

“For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” he said.

Mayweather recently revealed that his “reality” TV show on Showtime was scripted and merely a tool to promote his fight against Marcos Maidana. After the revelation, Pacquiao took to Twitter to basically say that Floyd’s desire to fight him is about as real as the show.

Pacquiao’s tweet inspired Mayweather to fire back with a series of photos on Instagram that showed Pacquiao lying in the ring. Floyd also said Pacquiao is “broke and desperate for a payday.”

Mayweather has two fights left on his Showtime deal and has said he plans to retire when the contract is up. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Chris Algieri on Nov. 22. While Mayweather recently expressed a willingness to fight Pacquiao, the history of these two not fighting tells you everything you need to know.

Floyd Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao is ‘broke and desperate for a pay day’

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. expressed a willingness to fight Manny Pacquiao earlier this month, but we have learned over the years that the odds of the bout ever actually taking place are incredibly slim. That’s not stopping Mayweather from trying to make Pacquiao look bad.

On Friday morning, Mayweather posted to image you see above on Instagram with the following caption.

“My new boxing DVD is coming soon and is called “3 Ways to Sleep”. Back, Face and Butt and I’m Falling & I Can’t Get Up. Miss Pac Man is broke and desperate for a pay day. Your Pay-Per-View numbers are a joke. www.themoneyteam.com.”

After defeating Marcos Maidana earlier this month, Mayweather admitted that his “reality” TV show on Showtime that was used to promote the fight was scripted. There was a scene where people were sitting around smoking marijuana and Floyd said the weed was fake.

“It wasn’t real marijuana,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “It’s all about entertainment. I don’t want to just sell a fight. I want to sell a lifestyle.”

After Mayweather made his revelation, Pacquiao took to Twitter to say that Floyd doesn’t really want to fight him.

If you want to know the full history of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight that probably will never happen, go here. It was unlikely to happen before and its just as unlikely to happen now.

Floyd Mayweather says he may fight Manny Pacquiao next

Manny Pacquiao Floyd MayweatherFloyd Mayweather seems more open than ever to fighting Manny Pacquiao.

During his post-fight interview following his unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana Saturday night, Mayweather expressed interest in a fight with Pac-Man.

“If the Manny Pacquiao fight presents itself, let’s make it happen,” Mayweather told interviewer Jim Gray.

Mayweather cautioned that Pacquiao still has to beat Chris Algieri in November before they can discuss the once heavily-anticipated fight.

“Manny needs to focus on the guy that’s in front of him. Once he gets past that task we’ll see what the future holds.”

Beginning in late 2009, fans and the media were clamoring for a fight between the two boxers. Mawyeather was (and still is) undefeated, while Pac-Man had won 11 in a row and looked like an unstoppable machine. But the two never met — a number of reasons prevented a deal from being made (drug testing, Bob Arum, etc.) — and Manny went on to lose two fights in a row, decreasing fan interest in the bout.

However, Manny has won two in a row since his consecutive losses and once again looks like one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and greatest challenger to Floyd. Pacquiao has been dying for a shot at Floyd because he needs the huge payday now that his drawing power decreased (and tax problems increased). Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, even said they would talk about such a fight.

Ultimately, a fight between Floyd and Manny comes down to whether Floyd will allow it. Floyd only books fights that he knows he can win. He is more protective of his perfect record than anything else in life. Would he put that in jeopardy by facing Manny? Will he choose Amir Khan next? Even though he’s teasing us, I can’t see him ever fighting Pac-Man.

To read the full history on the Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations including why the fight has never happened, read this.

Manny Pacquiao sings ‘Frozen’ song in response to Drake (Video)

When Drake hosted the ESPYs in July, one of his better skits was his impression of Manny Pacquiao. During the skit, Drake did an impression of the Filipino boxer singing “Let it Go,” which is the famous song from the movie “Frozen.”

Proving that he’s a good sport and has a wonderful sense of humor, Manny decided to make the sketch come true by actually singing the song. You can see it in the video at the top, while video of Drake’s skit from the ESPYs is below. Look at how much Manny was getting into it!

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Manny Pacquiao likely to fight four more times, retire in 2016

Manny PacquiaoManny Pacquiao seems to have his exit strategy from the sport of boxing well planned.

Pacquiao, who turns 36 in December, will likely fight four more times and retire in 2016 in time to run for senator in the Philippines.

Pac-Man is currently a congressman in his home country and plans to run for higher office in the 2016 elections under the United Nations Alliance.

“There’s a big possibility that I will run for Senate. UNA has asked me to join its slate, and I’m grateful for that,” Pac-Man said in an interview with ABS-CBNNews.

Pacquiao has a November fight scheduled with Chris Algieri, which will mark his second fight of the year. He has fought twice a year since 2009 (except for in 2013 because he needed extra time to recover from his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez). That means we should expect him to fight twice in 2015 and then probably once in 2016 before he retires to focus on running for office.

We knew Pac-Man’s career in boxing was winding down while his career in politics was emerging, so this is no surprise. It might even be a surprise that he continues to fight, but he has looked really good in his last two wins, and that’s not to mention that we all know he can use the money. Pacquiao has a large entourage he pays for, is very generous with giving money to charities and friends and family, and he has had major tax problems.

Pacquiao won his last two fights handily and we expect him to finish his career strongly; he has not slowed down.

Manny Pacquiao laughed at Drake’s impression of him singing

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One of Drake’s more notable bits when he hosted the ESPYs a few weeks ago was the skit he did mocking Manny Pacquiao.

Drake dressed like Pac-Man and did a great impression of Manny singing. The bit was funny overall — Drake’s impression of Pacquiao was spot-on — but does that mean it went over well with Manny and his fans?

In an interview with GMA Network in the Philippines, Pac-Man addressed the Drake skit.

“Tumawa na lang ako (I just laughed),” he said.

Pac-Man then said he understood Drake was just doing it for entertainment purposes.

“Raket lang niya ‘yun (That’s just one of the things he does to earn money).”

This is exactly what makes Pacquiao so beloved. The guy is very good-natured and doesn’t even seem to be bothered when someone is making fun of him.

One of the people who was getting his laughs at Manny’s expense was Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was in the audience. Maybe Floyd should let Manny have a chance to get some revenge in the ring. Yeah, like that will ever happen.

Drake nails Manny Pacquiao singing impression at ESPYs (Video)

One of Drake’s funnier skits at the ESPYs came when he did his impression of Manny Pacquiao singing.

In addition to being a world champion boxer, Pacquiao enjoys to sing. That doesn’t mean he does it very well, but that has never stopped the boxer from belting out a few verses. The man has even released an album.

Well Drake decided to poke some fun of that and did a skit where he dressed, talked and looked like Pacquiao in the “Sometimes When We Touch” music video. Below is the original Pacquiao video for comparison.

Those dudes looked like twins:

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Drake looked very similar to Pacquiao, but this Pacquiao impersonator is still the best of all.