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Friday, April 10, 2020

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Are Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao building toward a rematch?

Floyd Mayweather Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao proved he is still capable of holding his own in the ring when he defeated Keith Thurman over the weekend, and that has resulted in a lot of talk about a potential rematch between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. With the way the two fighters have been going back and forth on social media, it’s fair to wonder if they are open to it.

In a lengthy post on Instagram Tuesday, Mayweather criticized people for bringing up his name every time something happens with Pacquiao. He said Pacquiao’s “entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name” and that it is time for people to stop using his name as “clickbait” for Pac-Man.

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I find it real ironic how every time Pacquiao's name is brought up in the media, my name is always attached to it. This man's entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name and it's about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait and let that man's name hold weight of its own. For years, all you heard was that " Floyd is afraid of Manny Pacquiao". But what's funny is, when we finally fought, I won so easily that everyone had to eat their words! All of the so called boxing experts, critics and jealous American "fan base" either went mute and ran for cover or made every excuse in the world as to why I should give Manny Pacquiao a rematch. My take on all this bullshit is that y’all are just upset that I broke Rocky Marciano's record and hate the fact that a Black, high school dropout outsmarted you all by beating all odds and retiring undefeated while maintaining all my faculties simply by making smart choices and even smarter investments. Ultimately, I will always have the last laugh!

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Not surprisingly, Pacquiao disagrees. He fired back at Mayweather on social media, pointing out that Floyd attended his fight against Thurman and essentially saying he should give him a rematch if he’s so desperate to be relevant again.

Mayweather had a response for that, of course. He took to Instagram again and said he only attended the fight because Pacquiao is his “employee” and he had to supervise. He also mocked Pac-Man for making the same amount of money against Thurman that Mayweather made recently for a meaningless exhibition fight.

Whether you like Mayweather or not, there’s no debating he is an excellent promoter. Most of what he does is calculated, so it’s certainly possible he could be trying to gauge how much interest there is in a potential Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch. There have been strong hints for quite some time that a rematch could be coming, and there’s no question is would result in an astronomical payday for both fighters. That is something that might be tough for Floyd to turn down.

Watch: Floyd Mayweather embarrassed with crossover at charity basketball game

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr has some pretty good skills on the basketball court, but he was on the wrong end of the highlight of the night at a charity game on Monday.

Mayweather’s team went up against a team led by Rob Gronkowski at the second annual Monster Energy $50K Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball game, which was held at UCLA. Unfortunately for the undefeated boxer, one of the most exciting plays in the game was when he was obliterated by a crossover from professional street baller Larry “Bone Collector” Williams.

They don’t call the man “Bone Collector” for nothing. To his credit, Floyd seemed to take it well. He’s not the first person who has had his ankles broken by Williams, hence the nickname.

We’ve shown you some devastating crossovers throughout the years, but that was easily one of the most ruthless. Mayweather is going to be hearing about that for a while.

Floyd Mayweather shows off $2 million in cash on table to celebrate 4th

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. spent his 4th of July by showing off stacks of money, staying true to his nickname.

Mayweather shared videos and photos on social media of some of his wealth. That included what he said was $1.8 million in $100 bills laid out on a table, and an extra $200,000 in $20 bills.

“I was once told that “the loudest person in the room is the weakest person in the room”. Well, that works for the individuals that’s doing something illegal. But in my case, I’m happy to flaunt my legal wealth and brag about being a black man that came from poverty, beat all odds and not give a f— about what anybody thinks. Happy 4th, this is my independence! Now, let the fireworks begin!” he wrote as his caption on Instagram.

This has long been Mayweather’s M.O. By flashing his wealth, he gains attention. Some love it and become fans, while others hate it and then want to see him fail. Either way, he’s made you care about him.

To those who might get jealous, just remember that for all that money, Mayweather doesn’t seem too happy in all his photos and videos, and he’s also alone for many of them too.

Watch: Klay Thompson does money sign for Floyd Mayweather

Remember all that talk about what happened to Klay Thompson and his shot? Neither do I.

Thompson was on absolute fire during the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. In 27 minutes, Thompson was 17/20 from the field including 10/11 on threes for 44 points as he got the Warriors out to a huge lead. In fact, he began the game by making his first 10 three-point shots, which is an NBA record.

After one of his made threes during the third quarter, Thompson flashed a money sign at Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who was attending the game in Los Angeles.

When Thompson is going that hot, there’s not much you can do except admire the show.

Since a cold stretch a month ago, Thompson has completely turned things around. He’s shooting nearly 53 percent from the field in January and making 44 percent of his threes. What do you think he’s saying to his hand now?

Manny Pacquiao not overlooking Adrien Broner for Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is not overlooking Adrien Broner despite talks of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr percolating.

Pacquiao is in Los Angeles this week to train and meet with the media ahead of his fight with Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Jan. 19. He was asked by a reporter about the drama surrounding Broner ahead of the fight and said he is not focusing on that.

“I’m not taking this fight lightly. I don’t listen to any gossip about Adrien Broner, I just focus on my training,” Pacquiao said. “I want to be in 100 percent condition and ready for the fight on January 19.”

Pacquiao attended Tuesday night’s Clippers home game for Filipino Heritage Night. Mayweather was also there, and the two exchanged pleasantries. That led to a question about a potential fight with Mayweather.

“My plan is to take it one fight at a time. I can’t talk about future fights until I do what I have to on January 19. You can ask me again after this one,” Pacquiao said Thursday.

Prior to his New Year’s Eve exhibition with Tenshin Nasukawa, there was talk that Mayweather would have one fight before a rematch with Pacquiao. That seems to be the direction we’re heading.

Floyd Mayweather given souvenir touchdown balls in Rams-Seahawks game

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What do you get for the man who can buy anything he wants? Souvenir touchdown balls.

Floyd Mayweather attended Sunday’s big NFC West game between the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks at the Coliseum, and he was a popular figure. Players from each team handed him the ball as a souvenir after scoring touchdowns in the game.

Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett started things off by giving Mayweather the ball after his touchdown in the third quarter.

A quarter later, Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks handed Mayweather the ball after scoring on a run.

When’s the last time you saw Money Mayweather look that happy? Probably after he got his check from the Conor McGregor fight.

Floyd Mayweather Jr to meet MMA fighter Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr is coming out of retirement for a fight on Dec. 31, according to an announcement made by the promotional organization Rizin.

Mayweather will face Tenshin Nasukawa in the fight. Nasukawa is 27-0 as a kickboxer and 4-0 as an MMA fighter. Rizin is an MMA promotional company, and they say they still have details to figure out regarding the rules of the fight between the boxer and MMA fighter.

Mayweather said they will get all the rules figured out soon.

The fight will take place in Japan. Mayweather has never had a professional fight outside of the United States. He hasn’t had a fight outside of Nevada since 2006.

Mayweather is 50-0 in his career as a professional boxer. If the rules of this fight are MMA or some sort of hybrid, a loss would not go on Mayweather’s boxing record, which makes it safe for him to take the fight without risking his undefeated mark.

Manny Pacquiao had said last month that Mayweather had plans to fight on New Year’s Eve, so he was right. Pacquiao also says that this will be a prelude to a rematch between him and Mayweather.