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Mayweather takes shot at Pacquiao, says fight vs. Bradley was a draw; American setting up rematch talks?

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Apr 8, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Manny Pacquiao (left) faces off against Timothy Bradley Jr during weigh ins prior to their boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Floyd Mayweather appears not to be over his controversial win over Manny Pacquiao stating in a recent interview that he saw the Filipino’s boxing fight against Timothy Bradley last Saturday as a draw and not a unanimous decision win for Pacquiao. The statement is seen as Mayweather’s challenge to Pacquiao and will start the boxing rumors of a probable Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch in the future.

Pacquiao and Bradley met for the third time in their careers in the bout held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States. Pacquiao won from all three judges scorecards of the same scores of 116-110 to end his career on a high note.

“Go home and watch the replay with the sound off,” Mayweather allegedly told Bradley, via an ESPN report insinuating that the fight was closer than what the judges saw on fight night.

According to the same ESPN report, Mayweather claimed that he scored the fight and saw a draw from his own scorecards. It also stated that Mayweather met with Bradley immediately after the fight to share his thoughts on the Pacquiao-Bradley boxing bout on Saturday.

Mayweather is a known outspoken personality so it was expected that he’d take a shot at a rival even though he is retired and not part of boxing anymore. However, Mayweather’s comments will start the boxing rumors that he may be setting up a rematch with Pacquiao in the near future.

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in May last year in a controversial fight that saw the American win via unanimous decision in 12 rounds. Opinions vary for the fight with some claiming that Pacquiao did well enough and that the scorecards did not reflect what actually happened in the “Fight of the Century”.

A Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch may be boxing rumors for now but if both fighters are willing to “unretire” then it’s a match-up that can still be considered appealing to most fight fans.

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