- Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he is not interested in having a rematch with Manny Pacquiao
- He stated that his fighting days are over
- Mayweather retired undefeated with 49 career victories following an easy victory over Andre Berto in September last year
To get things straight, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said his fighting days are over.
Mayweather made the pronouncement amid talks of a possible rematch against his Filipino rival Manny Pacquiao, an article published by ABS-CBN News mentioned.
In September last year, Mayweather retired undefeated with 49 career victories following an easy victory over Andre Berto. But before his final bout, he beat Pacquiao in the most lucrative boxing match.
“Like I said before, I had fun while it lasted. I had a great time while it lasted. Everyone keeps saying 49-0,” the former American boxer was quoted saying further stating that he is not interested in having another go at the now fighting senator.
In stating this, Mayweather disclosed that he left the sport at the top of his career to avoid what happened to boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
“Muhammad Ali is truly missed. When Ali was at the top of his game, everyone hated Ali. They hated him. They had so many negative things to say about him. And he was at the end of his career he could barely talk. He could barely walk. And that’s not cool,” Mayweather pointed out citing that to avoid getting pummeled too much on his head, it’s best to stay retired.
“I’m happy I didn’t take a lot of wear and tear on my body. So the best thing about my career is this – I was able to leave the sport of boxing with no punishment, still sharp, and made smart investments. That’s the best thing about my career,” the retired boxer noted.
Early this month, talks about a potential rematch was revived when Mayweather was spotted attending the just-concluded Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title fight against Jessie Vargas.