Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are still going strong in their long-running feud, with Pacquiao saying this week that he’s still angry over doping allegations that led to his character being questioned during their last match.
Pacquiao and Mayweather have both accused the other of using illegal enhancements, which led to a lawsuit that was eventually settled, but not without a fair amount of bad blood. Manny says that he was treated badly before their fight in May, which Mayweather won by unanimous decision.
“I have more than 20 years of boxing experience but that was my first time that I was treated that way. Even my own mineral water, my Gatorade were not allowed inside my dressing room. How come?” Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao says he was upset upon learning that Mayweather received an “infusion” of vitamins the day before their match, especially when the Nevada State Athletic Commission wasn’t informed about it until three weeks afterward. However, Mayweather says he didn’t do anything illegal.
As for a rematch, Pacquiao says he wants a fair fight after being denied painkillers for an injured shoulder.
“That is why I want a rematch. One without any injury and with fair play. No favouritism. Not one where the Mayweather camp gets to dictate all the terms and conditions,” he said.
Pacquiao isn’t holding anything back when it comes to his irritation with Mayweather, posting a video on Instagram on Sunday–the same day Mayweather tied boxing legend Rocky Marciano’s record in Vegas–with a caption saying he was “bored”.
It’s unclear whether a rematch will actually happen, however, and Pacquiao made it clear this week that he’s over