Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2: Floyd Jr. Thinks ‘Pacman’ Is Using Him to Stay Relevant [Watch]
Floyd Mayweather Jr. denied recent boxing rumors linking to a possible rematch with Manny Pacquiao, insisting that he is not interested in facing his biggest rival again.
Mayweather told Ben Thompson of Fighthype that talks about Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2 are plain speculation, reiterating that he is not planning to come out of retirement. In fact, the undefeated boxing superstar thinks that some fighters, including Pacquiao, are just using his name to stay relevant.
“So many fighters use my name to stay relevant,” Mayweather said. “Whether it’s MMA or boxing, fighters constantly use my name to stay relevant. I don’t knock them for doing that.”
Mayweather, who announced his retirement after winning against Andre Berto in September last year, took a unanimous decision win against Pacquiao in their record-setting bout in May. The 39-year-old superstar said that there is no concrete reason to stage a rematch because he clearly dominated Pacquiao last year.
“That chapter is over with. That’s totally over with. I don’t want to hear nothing else about Mayweather-Pacquiao,” Mayweather continued. “That’s not going to ever happen again. That will never happen again. Never. Out of 12 rounds and I win 10 out of 12 rounds, why should I have to prove myself?”
Floyd Mayweather Sr. recently stirred talks about Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2, when he told On The Ropes Boxing Radio that the Filipino boxing icon could get another crack at his son. The elder Mayweather added that he still thinks there is a chance his son will fight one more time to improve his already-impressive record to 50-0.
Mayweather Jr. is not totally closing his door for a possible comeback, but the Grand Rapids native said that he is not thinking of fighting again, as he is comfortable and contented with what he has at this point of his life.
“If God wanted me to come back and fight, then that will happen, but as of right now, I don’t want to fight,” added Mayweather, who is also being linked to a fight World Boxing Council welterweight champion Danny Garcia. “I’m very comfortable; very, very comfortable, and I’m loving retired life. I’m able to travel the world.”