Floyd runs mouth again

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

FLOYD Mayweather Jr. once again took a verbal shot at Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao after another post in social media.

Mayweather Jr. posted on his official Twitter (@FloydMayweather) account yesterday a digitally edited picture of him throwing a jab at Pacquiao and wrote, “Juan Marquez ate Timothy Bradley’s leftovers. Now you’re telling me I got to eat Juan Marquez’s leftovers? Let me talk to the IRS about this.”

Mayweather Jr. referred to Pacquiao as ‘‘leftover” because he was beaten by both Bradley and Marquez last year. The 35-year-old fighting congressman dropped a controversial split decision to Bradley and then got knocked out in the sixth round by Marquez.

He also included IRS because of Pacquiao’s supposedly unpaid taxes.

Mayweather Jr., the pound-for-pound king, is still searching for an opponent in his return to the ring on May 3.

Some of Mayweather Jr.’s possible opponents are former world champion Amir Khan and World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana. He also attacked both of them on social media yesterday.

Earlier, the 36-year-old American superstar posted a picture of him posing with a guy that he said looked like a mixture of Freddie Roach and Pacquiao.

Before Christmas, Mayweather Jr. also posted a meme of Pacquiao pleading for a fight with Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. have already tried to make one of the most lucrative fights in this era. But because of different circumstances, the dream match that everybody has been longing for never came to fruition.

Pacquiao recently had a successful return to the ring last month and scored a one-sided unanimous verdict over Brandon Rios in Macau.

World Boxing Council (WBC) elevated Pacquiao as the No. 1 contender its welterweight division after his win over Rios in the hopes of making a Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Jr. fight. However, Mayweather Jr., who holds the WBC welterweight belt, recently said that he won’t fight Pacquiao.

Al Berstein, a Hall of Fame analyst for Showtime, is puzzled why Mayweather Jr. keeps on mentioning Pacquiao despite telling the world that he won’t fight him.

“Intriguing 2 me that even tho Floyd says there will be no fight with Pac. He talks about PAC more than PAC talks about him. Don't get that,” Bernstein wrote in his official Twitter account (@AlBernstein).

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 27, 2013.


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