Floyd Mayweather’s opponent in his last huge fight took a nice swing at him on Twitter this morning.
Mayweather’s long-awaited bout with UFC superstar Conor McGregor will finally take place tonight.
The fight is the most hyped boxing event since Mayweather took on Manny Pacquiao back in 2015. The fight, which took place years after it should have, and long after Pacquiao’s prime, was an absolute bore. Mayweather won on decision.
Pacquiao seems to still be a bit bitter about how things played out in that fight. This morning, in response to a Mayweather tweet that was clearly intended as a shot at the trash-talking McGregor, Pacquiao jabbed at Mayweather’s famously defensive fighting style.
MANNY PACQUIAO OFF THE TOP ROPE! pic.twitter.com/SqLSTOcgn6
— Nicky Football (@ESPN580Nick) August 26, 2017
Unfortunately Pacquiao deleted the tweet shortly thereafter, but plenty of folks grabbed screenshots and made their tee’d up “this is the best shot Pacquiao has ever landed on Mayweather” jokes. He certainly isn’t wrong, though. Those looking for a brawl tonight are likely to be disappointed, even with Mayweather’s insistence that he aims to knock McGregor out.