Floyd accuses Pacquiao of wearing lifts in shoes


Posted at Apr 15 2015 03:53 PM | Updated as of Apr 15 2015 11:53 PM

American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has declined to engage in trash talk with Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, but on Tuesday revealed a secret about the "Pacman."

"He wears the lifts in his shoes," Mayweather said during his media workout in Las Vegas, as quoted by Boxing Scene.

Pacquiao stands 5-foot-6½, but Mayweather said he was informed by a source that the "Pacman" wears lifts inside his shoes to make him appear taller.

Mayweather is taller at 5-foot-8.

"I know all the little secrets he does," Mayweather said. "He wears the little lifts in his shoes so he can be a little taller, but he's entitled to do what he wants to do."

Mayweather and Pacquiao faced off for the first time in a press conference last month in Los Angeles, and the American's height advantage was apparent.

"I don't think he expected me to be so tall or big, even though I walk around at 147 (pounds), I'm still a big welterweight," he said.

Pacquiao and Mayweather will finally fight on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.