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Manny Pacquiao, Conor McGregor pile up on Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition win

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather (50-0-0, 27 KOs) attracted some high profile attention from WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) and former UFC dual champion Conor McGregor (0-1-0, boxing, 21-4-0 MMA) following his recent exhibition boxing victory over 20-year old kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa (28-0-0, 22 KOs) at RIzin FF 14 in Japan Dec. 31.

Both Pacquiao and McGregor, who have lost to Mayweather in the ring, took to social media to comment on Mayweather’s one-sided victory and $9 million USD purse.

Pacquiao is scheduled to face Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) Jan. 19 in Las Vegas. Mayweather has previously hinted he will come back to rematch Pacquiao later this year, though doubts about the fight are now surfacing.

It seems that even in retirement and with 50 wins in the bank, the big payday continues to lure Mayweather back into the ring … in some form or fashion.

@kenaiandrews

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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