While the rumors of a super-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather continue, the current fight is on social media, according to the Los Angeles Times on Friday. And the continuation of an intense feud with smart-mouthed digital talk is still at issue between the two professional boxers. The Twitter trash-talk has gained a lot of attention in recent days – and fans are hoping that it isn’t all just talk. They want to see them paired in the ring.
The Internet feud seems to have begun from the Pacquiao camp. Pacquiao blasted Mayweather on social media’s Twitter website. He severely criticized Mayweather about his testimony in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission about his “All Access” shows. Mayweather admitted that the shows were staged to promote his fight with Marcos Maidana, says the Epoch Times. Mayweather confessed to the commission by saying that it’s a new generation and a younger generation. He said that they believe in going outside boxing and doing something different.
The reason, asserts Mayweather, is that they did something different and got better pay-per-views with that strategy. Mayweather told the Commission that he doesn’t just want to sell a fight, and he said, “I want to sell a lifestyle.” He says that the strategy worked because it brought in enough of an audience to sell more pay-per-views for a fight in which he was guaranteed $32 million.
Needless to say, the Mayweather angle at getting the alleged new generation didn’t sit well with Pacquiao at all. In blasting Mayweather, Pacquiao messaged on Twitter that Mayweather’s testimony to the commission on All Access’ authenticity tells him everything he needs to know about Mayweather’s desire to fight him. This wasn’t just the beginning of the two boxers’ online feuding. Two years ago, Mayweather taunted Pacquiao after Pac was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez. At that time, Mayweather tweeted, “Miss Pac Man is broke and desperate for a pay day. Your Pay-Per-View numbers are a joke.”
Of the latest bout, however, Mayweather is on the defensive end of the squabble. His pre-fight promotional productions are what got him on the hot seat with Francisco Aguilar, the Nevada State Athletic Commission Chairman. He was called before the Commission to explain scenes in the “All Access” show that ran before his fight. The show – described as a reality show about the boxers – turned out to be anything but real.
At this point Mayweather doesn’t have a fight scheduled. He is currently resting on his laurels from his defeat of Maidana in the match that took place earlier this month. As for Pacquiao, all that can be said is that fans are hoping to see him in the ring again soon – with the favored bout being Pac going head-to-head against Mayweather.