Floyd Mayweather is driven ‘bonkers’ by Manny Pacquiao’s legacy
Floyd Mayweather is driven ‘bonkers’ by Manny Pacquiao’s legacy, says Filipino world champion’s advisor
- Floyd Mayweather has been left frustrated by the revival of Manny Pacquiao
- Pacquiao’s advisor says Mayweather seems to ‘base his life around the senator’
- The Filipino won the WBA Super welterweight title last month at the age of 40
- ‘Money’ says he has nothing to prove after his unanimous decision win in 2015
Floyd Mayweather is driven ‘bonkers’ by rival Manny Pacquiao’s legacy, according to the Filipino world champion’s advisor Sean Gibbons.
Pacquiao experienced arguably the greatest moment of his illustrious career last month, beating Keith Thurman by split decision to win the WBA Super world welterweight title at the age of 40.
The eight-weight world champion’s victory sparked talk of a rematch with Mayweather, four years after Pacquiao suffered a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of his bitter adversary.
Floyd Mayweather throws a punch at Manny Pacquiao during their 2015 bout in Las Vegas
However, Gibbons claims Pacquiao’s revival has made the unbeaten Mayweather consider a return to the ring.
‘The senator’s legacy is rolling and rolling and that’s driving Floyd is a little bonkers and mad ever since they fought in 2015,’ he said.
‘At 40 years old, he is creating history. He’s doing things that are unprecedented at the welterweight division. Nobody has done what he’s done recently – beating a 30-year-old Keith Thurman.
‘The senator (Pacquiao) doesn’t base his life around Mayweather, but Floyd Mayweather seems to base his life around the senator now.
Mayweather keeps an eye on his rival during an LA Clippers match at the Staples Centre
MAYWEATHER VS PACQUIAO SCORECARD
Saturday 2, May 2015
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
12-round Welterweight contest
Burt Clements: 116-112 (Mayweather)
Glenn Feldman: 116-112 (Mayweather)
Dave Moretti: 118-110 (Mayweather)
‘Everywhere the senator goes, he has to somehow tag or when I was in the ring for the fight with Keith Thurman, I looked over and I saw Floyd Mayweather and I was like what’s Floyd Mayweather doing here?’
The 42-year-old sees things differently, insisting he settled the score by inflicting a sixth career defeat on Pacquaio in 2015.
‘I find it real ironic how every time Pacquiao’s name is brought up in the media, my name is always attached to it,’ he said.
‘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.
Pacquiao has his arm raised by referee Kenny Bayless after victory over Keith Thurman
‘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 bulls*** 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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