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Manny Pacquiao tells Floyd Mayweather to fight and stay relevant

Manny Pacquiao yesterday challenged Floyd Mayweather to face him again in the ring, as the retired American star taunted the Philippine great about fighting on into his 40s.

Pacquiao, 40, who beat Keith Thurman on a split decision last Sunday, bit back at Mayweather on social media after the American accused him of trading on his name.

"You come to my fight and then use my name in a post but I'm the one that is trying to stay relevant? if you want to be relevant again... #MayPac2," Pacquiao tweeted.

Mayweather, who retired at 40 in 2017 with the unprecedented win-loss record of 50-0, had earlier claimed that Pacquiao's "entire legacy and career had been built off its association with my name".

"It's about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait and let that man's name hold weight of its own," he posted on Instagram.

"When we finally fought, I won so easily that everyone had to eat their words!" added Mayweather, alongside a picture of his 2015 win over Pacquiao.

But Mayweather, who was ringside in Las Vegas as Pacquiao became the oldest welterweight world champion in boxing history, stayed silent about a rematch as he answered the Filipino in a later post.

"Bottom line, I make more money than you... I beat you mentally, physically and financially!" he wrote.

"Remember, you fight cause you have to, I fight when I want to!" - AFP