Mayweather labels Pacquiao ‘Victim 48’ at autograph signing | Inquirer Sports

Mayweather labels Pacquiao ‘Victim 48’ at autograph signing

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 04:27 PM December 18, 2019

FILE – US boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr gestures during his press conference after winning the exhibition fight against Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa of Japan at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on December 31, 2018. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA / AFP)

Manny Pacquiao is one of the greatest fighters ever, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in no mood to offer any praise for his longtime rival, whom he referred to as “Victim 48.”

During an autograph signing, Mayweather took another swipe at Pacquiao by doing a little more than just signing a fan’s ticket from their historic bout in 2015.

In a video posted on TMZ Sports, Mayweather crossed out the Filipino boxing legend’s face while writing “First 48” on top of it.


“So what I’m about to do right now is sign ‘victim 48.’ You know I like to call this fighter ‘first 48,” the former pound-for-pound king said in the video.

“So what I’m going to do for you is cross him out,” Mayweather told the fan, who recorded the video.

It’s been more than four years since Mayweather beat Pacquiao by unanimous decision in the most lucrative bout ever made, but the two have kept trading jabs on social media and teasing fight fans of a potential rematch.

Last month, the 42-year-old Mayweather announced on his Instagram account that he is “coming out of retirement in 2020.”

Pacquiao, who turned 41 Tuesday, on the other hand, has been on a resurgence with three consecutive wins in impressive fashion. He regained his world champion status five months ago after dealing a much younger Keith Thurman his first loss to claim the WBA welterweight title.

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