Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr. insists: No Manny Pacquiao rematch
Retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. completely shot down the possibility of a rematch with Filipino rival Manny Pacquiao, adding that the "Pacman" is simply using his name to draw interest in his future fight.
Mayweather defeated Pacquiao when they fought last May 2, in what was billed as the "Fight of the Century." Although it failed to live up to the considerable hype, the bout nevertheless became the richest in the history of the sport.
"I dissected this fighter, the so-called 'best fighter of our generation.' I dissected him, probably 10 (rounds) to two, really 11 to one, but it's safe to say 10 to two," Mayweather said in an interview with Fight Hype.
"'Mayweather is so boring, he's this, he's that!' I'm boring enough to do the biggest and best numbers in pay-per-view history," he declared.
Mayweather retired in September after beating Andre Berto for a 49-0 win-loss record. Pacquiao, meanwhile, is still recovering from surgery done to his right shoulder to repair a torn rotator cuff, which he sustained while training for the Mayweather fight.
The Filipino boxer intends to return to the ring in early 2016, possibly in April. In a recent Facebook chat with fans, he said they are "still negotiating… about the rematch with Floyd Mayweather." He also told CNN that a rematch against Mayweather remains "possible."
Mayweather, however, denied that any such negotiations were happening.
"It's all bullsh*t," he told Fight Hype. "What they're doing is this – once again, piggy-backing off my name to sell pay-per-view numbers when he does go out there and fight again."
This is not the first time that Mayweather accused Pacquiao of "piggybacking" off him. After the Filipino's loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in December 2012, Mayweather said Pacquiao was able to "piggyback off my name and get a bunch of endorsement deals and make a good living."