In a video posted to Twitter Sunday, Philippines boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and Alibaba founder Jack Ma challenged Floyd Mayweather to a battle.
“Floyd Mayweather, if you’d like an actual battle, battle me. If you’d like an exhibition, my man, my buddy, Jack Ma will care for you, ” Pacquiao says.
He then calls them “The Actual Manny Crew,” an obvious play on a way of life model based by Mayweather, The Cash Crew.
“I’m prepared. Any time, anyplace, Manny’s group is learn,” Ma stated.
Ma retired from the Chinese e-commerce giant last month
, saying he needed to pursue his different passions, like schooling. He’s additionally a famend martial arts fan — even starring in a short movie produced by Jet Li
, through which he performed a tai chi grasp.
But whereas Ma is clearly in form, a Mayweather battle is a unique matter fully.
The US boxer has 50-Zero profitable report and is taken into account one of many sport’s all-time greats. He is technically retired, however has come out of retirement in earlier years for giant fights. He earned $9 million for simply over two minutes of motion throughout a battle in Japan last year
Pacquiao first fought Mayweather in 2015, and the Philippines boxer-turned-senator is searching for a rematch.
In that bout, dubbed the “Combat of the Century,” Mayweather claimed a unanimous points victory
towards Pacquiao, who by then was 37 years previous and previous his prime. Combat followers, pundits and TV networks had for years demanded a bout between the 2 whereas they have been at their peak, however the two sides couldn’t comply with a deal.
Mayweather Promotions’ Leonard Ellerbe advised reporters Mayweather “had no curiosity” in preventing Pacquiao after the occasion in Japan final 12 months. However that did not cease Pacquiao from difficult the 42-year-old to a different battle in January