LAS VEGAS, Nevada – American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. was able to maintain his “undefeated” record (48-0) after winning the so-called “Fight of the Century” over longtime boxing rival Manny Pacquiao last Saturday night, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
But the bout, it seems, has not reached its conclusion yet.
Millions of boxing fans got disappointed when Mayweather was announced as the winner of the unified welterweight world titles; World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization. They felt it was unfair that he won, when all he did was run away from the Filipino boxing champion when they fought.
The 38-year-old pound for pound king gave his response to the criticisms and told the reporters, “I was moving a little bit, but I wasn’t moving a lot. I will come forward, he will come forward. We both went out there and done what we were supposed to do.”
He was asked what can he say to Pacquiao’s statement after the fight that he actually thought he was the one who won.
“He said that because probably he has his moments. Sometimes we feel that way when he has his moments.”
Mayweather said he wants the Filipino fans to stay behind Manny Pacquiao and to keep supporting him.
“I love you guys in the Philippines. Keep up the good work.”
He also made a surprise announcement that he would be vacating his welterweight and junior welterweight championship titles in order to give young boxers a chance at winning them.
Mayweather’s next fight will be in September and he revealed it will be his last. However, he refused to discuss a potential opponent for his next fight.
He is determined to end his career as a professional boxer with 49 wins with no defeat.