Mayweather vs Pacquiao: The Instagram tale of the tape 6 years ago

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: The Instagram tale of the tape

Mayweather vs Pacquiao is going to be the biggest boxing match in history.

There's a $250m prize at stake.

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Pundits can tell you how quick each man is, how hard they punch and blow-by-blow accounts of every one of their victories.

But we thought 'sod all that' let's have a flick through their Instagram accounts instead to get a measure of the men.

The frontier in the battle for hearts and minds ahead of the May 2nd superfight.

It made for pretty interesting viewing...

Mayweather is pretty good at boxing. But judging by this footage, he's not bad at basketball either. Look at those shots drop in...

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But Manny may have just outdone his ring rival. He's got some serious game. He might be 36 and only 5ft 6in tall, by Pac still turns out for pro Philippines team Kia Carnival.

He must have a jump like a salmon too...

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He's an eight-weight world champion, so you'd think he's be pretty satisfied with bossing boxing. But not Manny. He's got a bullseye for an arrow that would make Jim Bowen proud...

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And 'cue' the John Virgo jokes...

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Mayweather's not too bad in the boxing department with 10 titles in five different divisions. But if there's any other sport he's sh*t-hot at, it's making money. Lots and lots of money.

Don't even think about playing him at Monopoly...

He's got so much wedge that even his golf carts are better than your rides...

But why bother riding that pokey little thing around the golf course, when you could do 18 holes in one of these bad boys...

The Filipino slugger, as Pacquiao is known in the business, isn't short of a bob or two either. He was named the 14th highest paid athlete in the world in 2013.

Not that you'd notice on his Instagram. He seems to get everywhere on foot...

And you never see him take anything as flashy as an elevator...

Mayweather though is a different beast. If he's not riding in the back of a Bentley, he likes to take the load off his feet.

Here he is enjoying some kind of weird fishy foot therapy. Yep, those are fish exfoliating his feet...

And boy does he love a soak in the bath after a long day snapping necks and cashing cheques. We can't think why...

As a former singer (yes really) Pac-Man would prefer to unwind with a little sing-song...

He even has his own album, by the look of things (buy now for a great Christmas stocking filler)

You might have spotted Manny's showbiz pal Ashanti in the picture. Well being one of the world's best pound-for-pound fighters, you meet a few celebs along the way. Like former US presidential candidate John McCain (not the microwave chips chap)...

But nobody does celebrity quite like Money. He can raise your McCain... with an Obama...

There's always a doctor in the house...

And other rappers be snooping in his business...

He even had time to hang out with this Miley Cyrus lookalike...

The battle for Instagram was close, but it's going to be even close when these two social media giants finally clash in the ring.