clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather's taunts on Instagram

Floyd Mayweather posted clips of Manny Pacquiao getting knocked out on Instagram, and the Filipino has since responded.

Photo by Anton Tabuena

Following his huge win in Macau, Manny Pacquiao called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. asking for that long overdue bout, saying 'It's time to step up and say yes'. Shortly after, 'Money' simply posted an instagram video of Pacquiao's 2012 loss to Juan Manuel Marquez to the tune of Queen's 'Another one bites the dust'.

Pacquiao has since returned to the Philippines for a motorcade and a press conference to celebrate his victory over Chris Algieri. As he spoke to the assembled media, he also responded to Mayweather's taunts on social media.

"He should fight me now, since I can be 'easily' put to sleep!" Manny sarcastically said in Filipino as he responded to his rival. "He posted a video of me when I lost to Marquez, so this means he thinks I'm easy to knock out. So come on, let's fight!"

Although negotiations will certainly be complicated, there has been a renewed optimism that the mega-fight could finally push through. If all goes to plan and Pacquiao gets his wish, the Filipino states that he wants the bout to happen during the first half of 2015.