Manny Pacquiao had the perfect response to Floyd Mayweather ahead of Mayweather’s bout with Conor McGregor.
On the night before the big fight, Mayweather confidently tweeted a message that seemed to be directed at McGregor.
Talking doesn’t win fights.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 26, 2017
Enter Pacquiao. The opponent Mayweather faced in May 2015 responded by trolling the boxing superstar in a since-deleted tweet.
MANNY PACQUIAO OFF THE TOP ROPE! pic.twitter.com/SqLSTOcgn6
— Nicky Football (@ESPN580Nick) August 26, 2017
After the Mayweather-Pacquiao “Fight of the Century” failed to live up to the hype and left fans disappointed, Mayweather believes pay-per-view buyers got what they paid for with a much more exciting bout against McGregor.
In fact, McGregor landed 30 more punches on Mayweather than did Pacquiao, even though Mayweather moved to a historic 50-0 with the 10th-round victory. The Irishman landed 111 of the 430 punches he threw (26 percent), while the Filipino landed just 81 of the 429 punches he threw (19 percent).