Pacquiao tells Floyd: If you care so much about your 0, then don't fight

Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 28 2019 05:44 PM

Manny Pacquiao smiles while being given a tribute at ABS-CBN on Sunday. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- Manny Pacquiao admitted he gets a lot of questions about when he's going to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. again four years after he lost to the American in 2015.

So when Mayweather engaged him in a verbal war on social media, Pacquiao wasted no time in challenging him to a rematch.

"Para maiwasan natin 'yung mga question ng mga fans... Lagi kasi silang nagtatanong baka nabibingi na siya o naiistorbo siya, pagbigyan ang boxing fans kung gusto niya," Pacquiao said during his visit to ABS-CBN on Sunday.

Pacquiao was given a Kapamilya tribute and was featured on the Sunday variety show "ASAP Natin 'To."

He was also welcomed by network executives who honored him for his recent conquest of erstwhile unbeaten champion Keith Thurman.

Pacquiao admitted that many fans were left hanging by his controversial decision loss to Mayweather in 2015.

This is why he finds it fitting to have another go against the now-retired former pound-for-pound champion from the US.

Pacquiao also laughed at Mayweather's claim that he has been using the American's name to keep himself "relevant."

"Kasi sinasabi niya ginagamit ko raw ang pangalan niya para sumikat ako. E siya nga ang nanood ng fight ko," said Pacquiao.

"Kung gusto niya ng rematch, masasagot na rin ang mga question ng mga fan. Kung nag-aalala naman siya na ang record niya baka mabahiran, e 'di huwag na siyang lumaban."

But the fighting senator believes fans deserve to see Pacquiao-Mayweather 2.

"For my part, I have no problem cause I'm still active in this sport. That question is for him 'cause he's retired. If he needs to come back and fight again with me, that's up to him," he said..

"Sinabi ko na ng Ingles para maintindihan niya."

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