Amid Manny Pacquiao insisting he wants another crack at Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring, the now retired undefeated American pound-for-pound king stressed there is no need for them to face each other a second time.
Despite the prospects of another massive payout in 2016, Mayweather is firm on staying retired and said that Pacquiao and his camp are just using him to generate noise for the Filipino’s next fight.
“Once again, I dissected this fighter, the so-called ‘best fighter of our generation.’ I dissected him; probably was 10 (rounds for Mayweather) to 2 (rounds for Pacquiao), really 11 to 1, but it’s safe to say 10 to 2,” the 38-year-old Mayweather told FightHype.com.
Some two weeks ago, Pacquiao took to Facebook and posted a video saying “I don’t know yet who’s my opponent next, but we’re still negotiating right now about the rematch with Floyd Mayweather, so hoping for that.”
The eight-division champion Paquiao has not fought since losing to Mayweather last May in Las Vegas. He is slated to make his return in April next year in what could be the final fight of his career. This, according to Top Rank big boss Bob Arum.
Pacquiao is looking to focus on being a full-time politician — gunning for a senatorial seat in the Philippines’ national elections on May 2016.
Mayweather hiked his professional boxing record to 49-0 after easily disposing Andre Berto last September and announcing his retirement after the bout.
But according to Mayweather, any talk of a rematch is simply not true. In fact, even if Mayweather was still fighting, he feels a second fight will not event get off the negotiating table after he dominated Pacquiao via a unanimous decision victory at the MGM Grand.
“What they’re doing is this, once again, piggybacking off my name to sell pay-per-view numbers when he do go out there and fight again,” stated Mayweather.