Mayweather-talk not allowed during Pacquaio’s birthday

By , on December 18, 2014


People's Champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Chris Farina / Pacquiao's official Facebook page
People’s Champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Chris Farina / Pacquiao’s official Facebook page

MANILA – For Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, talking about Floyd Mayweather during his special day is a big no-no.

“I don’t want to talk and think about him because it will only spoil my day,” said Pacquiao, who recently celebrated his 36th birthday by giving presents to his needy constituents in Maasim town.

When asked about his opinion on the American boxer’s latest taunting against him at fighthype.com, he said: “Mayweather’s all talk. I think he doesn’t want to fight me.”

He was of course referring to Mayweather’s tactic of reviving old issues that prevented the boxing’s biggest bout from happening which include the revenue sharing and drug testing protocol.

Pacquiao, for his part, already agreed to all the demands of Mayweather. However, recently Mayweather attacked the pay-per-view hits of Pacquiao’s fight against Algieri saying that his bout against Carlos Baldomir had more hits. But per checking, Mayweather-Baldomir only made 325,000, whereas Pacquaio-Algieri had more than 400,000.

Mayweather also took a jab at Pacquaio’s other fights including the boxing matches against Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios. But never did he mention the negotiations for their May 2 fight.

For the meantime, Pacquaio said that he does not want to think about Mayweather. Rather, he wants to enjoy his day with his family and good friends.

He added that he deal with Mayweather in the coming days.