Manny Pacquiao condemns Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition in Japan

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Manny Pacquiao works out in the Wild Card gym Esther Lin/Showtime
Manny Pacquiao is unimpressed with the American's behaviour in exhibition but insists 'a big question mark' remains over his fight with Mayweather

MANNY PACQUIAO was unimpressed with Floyd Mayweather’s recent appearance in Japan. Mayweather was booked for a three round exhibition against Tenshin Nasukawa. He destroyed the young Japanese fighter inside the first round.

“And about the exhibition of Floyd Mayweather in Japan, it’s my first time to see an exhibition that you knock your opponent out. Supposedly an exhibition is just to entertain people and nothing serious for three rounds. That’s what I understand about exhibitions,” Pacquiao said.

“Pacman” has a long standing rivalry with Mayweather, losing to the American in a high profile bout in 2015. He does want a rematch with Mayweather but insists meeting him at a basketball game recently was coincidental.

“Surprisingly, I didn’t know that he was there at the game. I was invited on that Filipino Heritage Night at the Clippers’ game. I didn’t know that he was there and then when they were throwing t-shirts to the crowds I saw him. And then I just say, “Hello.” That’s it,” Pacquiao said. “You cannot avoid the people that will ask if there’s a rematch with Floyd Mayweather because I think they have a big question mark in their mind and also in their heart about that what happened in that fight.

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“I’m just answering them that I don’t have a plan yet. I’m very focused on this fight January 19 against Adrien Broner because Broner is a former champion and he’s the kind of fighter that you cannot underestimate or take him lightly.”

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