“He Can’t Whoop My Son”-Floyd Mayweather Sr Gives His Take on Manny Pacquiao’s Career

Published 08/21/2021, 9:53 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS – MAY 01: (L-R) Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. attend the official Mayweather afterparty at Studio 54 at MGM Grand on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


It is safe to say that Manny Pacquiao has established himself as one of the greatest in the sport of boxing. ‘PacMan’ is the only eight-division world champion in boxing history and has won 12 major world titles. However, despite all his achievements, ‘PacMan’ often always plays second fiddle to Floyd Mayweather- ‘Money Mayweather’ is ubiquitously regarded as the best fighter of his era. 

In a recent interview with FightHype.com, Floyd Mayweather Sr shared his thoughts on Pacquiao’s career. He said, “Well, I can tell you he can’t whoop my son. I can tell you that whoever he is fighting over there tonight, they might have a chance. I am telling you, man we are the best, I must confess for all the rest there is no contest.”

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Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao- Will the records set by the fight ever be broken?

PacMan’ and ‘Money Mayweather’ are without a two of the best fighters of their respective era. Therefore, it only made sense that the entire boxing community wanted to see them go head to head. However, in the sport of boxing, that is sometimes easier said than done. 

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It is well documented that the two camps tried to make a fight multiple times. Unfortunately, the difference of opinion was huge. As both men were represented by rival promotions and TV networks, it did not allow the fight to materialize easily. 

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As fate would have it, ‘PacMan’ and ‘Money Mayweather’ ran into each other at a basketball game and met at a hotel after that. The two men got the deal done, paving the way for the biggest fight in boxing history. The fight absolutely shattered every possible record. 

It sold an incredible 4.6 million PPVs, which is the most in combat sports history. The only fight that has come remotely close to that number is Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor. Hence, almost six years on, the record is untouched. Given that, it’ll be interesting to see if the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight is ever eclipsed. 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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