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Mayweather/Pacquiao: War Of Words Continues

The fight may be over between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but the war of words continues.

Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram video full swing, in which he calls Mayweather an “ex-convict” and brings up Mayweather’s past with domestic violence.

Floyd Mayweather first posted a video on Wednesday where he spoke to a dummy as if it were Pacquiao, “So, Manny. You’re out here telling people that I didn’t win fair and square, that this little arm is messed up. Is that right? Talk to me.”

Mayweather then proceeded to slap ‘Manny’ two times, yelling, “Stop playing! Stop playing!”

Beneath the video, Mayweather captioned, “I love having fun, joking, and living life #SenseOfHumor.”

Mayweather may have found it to be a joke, but Pacquiao did not find it funny. Quoted by Aquiles on Philboxing, Pacquiao said, “We should understand Floyd Mayweather Jr. because of his family background. He hailed from a family of ex-convicts and he himself is an ex-convict. We could not blame him because his action just showed the kind of family upbringing he had.”

“It only reminds me of what he did to his ex-wife. I hope he would find time to reflect on his life and repent for the sins he committed in the past. I still respect him as God’s creation and I won’t resort to such kind of a low blow just to get his attention.”

Pacquiao returns to the US this weekend to begin rehabilitation on his shoulder, in which he received surgery for a torn rotator cuff that he worsened during the May 2nd bout. He is not expected to be back in the ring until early 2016, while Mayweather is set to make his return on September 12th with Andre Berto and Amir Khan as the front-runner opponents.