Floyd Mayweather Jr. Attacks Manny Pacquiao's Intelligence

Vitali SCorrespondent IFebruary 29, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28:  Floyd Mayweather attends a press conference to promote his upcoming fight with Miguel Cotto on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at the The Apollo Theater on February 28, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Did Floyd Mayweather Jr. just call Manny Pacquiao stupid?

"Just by speaking to Pacquiao on the phone, I mean, he's not one of the sharpest knives in the drawer," Mayweather said.

Seems like the animosity between the two champs will continue to grow exponentially, and it's all Floyd’s doing. Starting with the racial slurs, Mayweather Jr. continues to pepper Pacquiao with insults every time the media makes an appearance. Whether Floyd was referring to Manny’s decision to reject his offer or in general, essentially, he devalued the Filipino Congressman’s intelligence.

Some assume this to be a very smart business trick, a way to elevate and continue the excitement that the potential of their fight brings. Others simply label Mayweather Jr. as a racist who is obviously running scared.

It could be both, or may perhaps be neither, but no matter who Mayweather Jr. is, there will always be people who give him the benefit of the doubt. Personally, I think that while some tactics and verbal assault is good for promotion of fights, there are times when crossing the lines becomes very apparent. Floyd has reached that point, and he's now starting to come off as absurd.

Manny’s intellectual rank is not only unknown to most of us, but more importantly, it has nothing to do with Mayweather’s inability to get him to fight in May. Sorry Floyd, this one is a miss.