Mayweather shuts down idea of Pacquiao rematch
Milan Ordoñez on Nov 11, 2015 12:08 PM
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Floyd Mayweather has put a lid on the mere possibility of a Manny Pacquiao rematch.
This past week, Pacquiao himself brought up the idea of a part two with “Money May” stating it would be one fight he would consider before finally calling it quits.
"It's possible -- very much," Pacquiao said in an interview with CNN World Sport. "I would love to have a rematch if he wants it."
Currently retired from professional prizefighting, Mayweather immediately responded to Pacquiao upon hearing the comments.
"It's all b------t,” Mayweather replied through an interview with FightHype.com. “What they’re doing is, once again, piggybacking off my name to sell pay-per-view numbers when he do go out there and fight again.”
“I dissected this fighter, the so-called ‘best fighter of our generation,’” he said. “I dissected him, probably 10 to 2, really 11 to 1, but it’s safe to say 10 to 2. ‘Mayweather is so boring, he’s this, he’s that!’ I’m boring enough to do the biggest and the best numbers in pay-per-view history.”
In another report by Boxingscene.com, Top Rank chief Bob Arum says that Pacquiao will also be reviewing the tapes of the recently-concluded Timothy Bradley vs. Brandon Rios fight over the weekend, before making his final pick for his next opponent.
"Pacquiao will now review the tape of this fight [between Bradley and Rios], the tape of [Crawford's] fight, and he'll make a decision,” Arum said. “I don't make the picks, not for Manny, because people would say I'm pulling the strings and he's a puppet, which he's not.”
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