- Mayweather says there’s no rematch negotiation between him and Pacquiao
- He’s not fighting anymore
- He announced his retirement after his fight with Andre Berto last September
MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. denied that a rematch between him and Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is under negotiation.
Pacquiao revealed recently in a live video chat on his Facebook page that his camp is negotiating with Mayweather’s camp for a possible rematch.
He said: “I don’t know yet who’s my opponent next but we’re still negotiating right now about the rematch with Floyd Mayweather so hoping for that.”
The “Pambansang Kamao” has been vocal in previous interviews that he wants to fight Mayweather once more inside the boxing ring and promised he will show a better performance against the latter than what he did in their first encounter last May. He believed if only the American boxer did not keep on running away from him when they first fought, he would’ve won.
However, according to an article published by GMA News Online, Mayweather said what Pacquiao said is totally false.
“It’s totally false. I’m not fighting anymore,” said in a text message to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.
Mayweather announced his retirement after his fight with Andre Berto last September, which was also his 49th fight/49th win as a professional boxer.
After 19 years as a professional boxer, he believed he had accomplished everything in the sport and he has nothing left to prove. That’s the reason why he decided it’s time for him to retire.
“My career is over. It’s official. My 49-0 record is part of boxing,” he said at the after fight conference.
“I’ve accomplished everything in this sport, there’s nothing else to accomplish.”
Hi 49-0 record equaled the record set by former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano.