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01st Jan 2019

Manny Pacquiao takes shots at Floyd Mayweather after exhibition TKO

Pacquiao was far from impressed

Darragh Murphy

It’s safe to say that Manny Pacquiao was not impressed by Floyd Mayweather’s performance on New Year’s Eve.

Mayweather will never have an easier payday than the $9 million he took home for his exhibition contest against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on Monday.

Mayweather needed just two minutes to put Nasukawa away in the match-up which was scheduled for three three-minute rounds, with the 50-0 boxing great dropping his opponent three times.

Mayweather’s former foe Manny Pacquiao was shown footage of the one-sided Tokyo exhibition as he posed for photographs on New Year’s Eve and he was far from impressed.

“Small guy!” was Pacquiao’s succinct response to Villainfy Media.

And the Filipino legend’s New Year’s Resolution on Twitter shortly after seeing the performance from Mayweather, who weighed over 20lbs more than Nasukawa, was a clear dig at ‘Money’.

Pacquiao promised to “only fight experienced opponents who are my size or bigger” ahead of his upcoming clash with Adrien Broner.

Pacquiao then retweeted the below video, poking fun at Mayweather’s size advantage against Nasukawa.

In September, Pacquiao and Mayweather crossed paths in Japan and the latter announced that he was “coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9-figure pay day on the way.”

Mayweather came out on top when the pair finally agreed to share the ring with one another in 2015, earning a unanimous decision in Las Vegas.

A rematch would garner plenty of interest but on Monday, Mayweather insisted that he had no further plans to return to the ring.

“I want to say thank you to Tenshin. This don’t go on our record. We are both still undefeated,” he said in his post-fight interview.

“He is a great champion and a great fighter. I am still retired, I don’t look to come back to boxing. I came back for entertainment for the people of Japan.”