Floyd Mayweather takes subtle jab at Manny Pacquiao

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FILE PHOTO: Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchange punches with Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout, May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchange punches with Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout, May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Six years have passed since Floyd Mayweather Jr. fought Manny Pacquiao in the ring, but the 44-year-old American is still not done throwing jabs at the Filipino boxing legend.    

In the aftermath of his exhibition match against social media star Logan Paul, Mayweather took a swipe at Pacquiao, 42, who is still engaging in professional bouts — the most recent of which will be against WBC and IBF world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. on August 21.   

"When I come and do an exhibition, come out boxing have some fun, I do it because I wanna do it not 'cause I have to do it," Mayweather said in the post-fight press conference.   

"Whereas, Pacquiao at his age, which is sad that he has to fight. I'm financially set and I want everybody to know this."   

The undefeated five-division world boxing champion, who had said in March that he could make $100 million in the fight against Paul, then made a statement that he is set for life, listing down his luxurious belongings and investments one by one to put stock into his words.   

"I'm well off. Every property that I have is paid for, my jet is paid for, all my cars are paid for, I own billion-dollar buildings, I own so much property, I've steadily invested in many different things," he said.   

While Mayweather asserts that he has generated more than enough wealth to live life without financial concerns, the same can be said of Pacquiao as well.   

The eight-division world boxing champion is among the highest-paid athletes in the world, and has a net worth of P3.17 billion as of his 2019 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN).   

Both Mayweather and Pacquiao figured in The Fight of the Century back in May of 2015, which went down as the richest fight in the history of boxing with a total of $600 million earnings generated.

Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.

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