VIDEO: When Mike Tyson Called Manny Pacquiao More Sensational Than Floyd Mayweather

Published 08/17/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have evoked several fantasy debates in the boxing world, pushing each other to the extreme. Although Mayweather beat Pacquiao via decision in 2015, several fans continue to bill the Filipino star superior to ‘TBE’. Being the only ever eight-weight world champion in the sport, Pacquiao, 62-7-2, has also appeared in more fights than Mayweather. That said, he also has more wins onboard.

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Floyd Mayweather’s undefeated record of 50-0 may not overpower it all, as Mike Tyson had called Pacquiao to be more sensational than ‘Money’. Heavyweight great Tyson has never really praised Floyd Mayweather. However, he appeared confident while claiming Pacquiao to be more staggering than Mayweather.

In 2013, Tyson connected in a talk show and almost argued with the hosts to explain his opinion. The debate of May vs Pac saw different opinions come up. But Mike Tyson stuck to his choice and picked Pacquiao.

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He said, “I said there’s; nobody in boxing that fights and looks as sensational, the way Pacquiao did against [Brandon] Rios.”

Meanwhile, Mayweather and Pacquiao have shown several contrasting traits in their respective careers. 44-year-old Mayweather went 49-0 and stopped accepting offers from professional boxers. He secured his 50 win against a debutant Conor McGregor, before hanging his gloves.

Aged 44, Mayweather has recently fought an exhibition bout against Logan Paul to score a draw. Meanwhile, Pacquiao, 42, is still competing at the top level and will fight for the WBA welterweight title against Yordenis Ugas on August 21.

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Although Mayweather and Pacquiao now seem far from each other’s fighting radar, the rivalry between them continues to evoke headlines and news all over the world.

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Mayweather didn’t seem to like the idea of Pacquiao facing the current world champions. He ridiculed the Filipino legend’s move and said that Pacquiao needs money. He mocked his former rival and didn’t forget to tout his superiority over the eight-division world champion.

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However, Pacquiao publicly responded to ‘TBE’ and said, “He’s fighting with a YouTuber just to earn money. And I’m fighting the best to add to my legacy, so that’s different. To fight an easy opponent for the money or to fight one of the best to add to your legacy. It’s different.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

So, the verbal war between two of the best boxers of the era fuel up news even today. However, the rivalry is practically outdated as they don’t seem to lock horns in a rematch again. So, the ‘May-Pac’ debate may never end actually, considering both men have touched sheer heights of success.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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