Heavyweight champ doesn't mind seeing Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 19, 2016 03:30 PM
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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has gone against the grain, in terms of having a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
The May 2nd mega bout that was backed up by a five-year build up ended up being a huge disappointment, as it turned out to be a one-sided affair in favor of Mayweather.
While the greater majority of boxing fans have declared their opposition against a part two between both men, Wilder says it is a fight he “would love to see.”
“If Floyd wins, he beats Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record, and he can officially retire because I know he’s coming back,” Wilder said in a recent interview with On The Ropes Boxing Radio. “Floyd is not a guy that looks to be with anyone. He’s just not a person you think would retire with a tie with somebody.”
“If Floyd wins, then he can successfully retire and make history as well by defeating Manny again,” he continued. “If Manny wins, he can also retire.”
Wilder adds that if the rematch does happen, it will be a different scenario.
“It was a great performance from Floyd, but I think a second time will be a closer fight.”
Mayweather already put an official end to his career, after beating André Berto last September. Pacquiao, on the other hand, has repeatedly declared that his April 9th rubber match against Timothy Bradley would be his last in-ring appearance, before putting his focus on being a public service.