THE two weren’t getting close to exchanging punches in the ring, so we had to make do with verbal barbs being slung. As if there wasn’t already bad blood between them, in 2010 Floyd Mayweather posted a video on the internet to launch an ugly tirade of abuse, while Manny Pacquiao was in the midst of promoting his fight with Antonio Margarito. Mayweather did subsequently apologise for his comments in another video he posted, saying, “They thought it was a racist comment that came from me, I don’t have a racist bone in my body.”