Floyd's uncle wants Pacquiao rematch for nephew's legacy

Should Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight again? Roger Mayweather thinks they should. AP/File Photo

MANILA, Philippines - As far as Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s uncle and assistant trainer is concerned, the undefeated American has unfinished business with Manny Pacquiao.

And the pound-for-pound king needs to deal with a healthy Pacquiao in a rematch in order to secure his legacy as one of the greatest boxers ever.

Roger Mayweather is all for a rematch between his nephew and Pacquiao, whom Floyd Jr. defeated in boxing's richest fight ever last May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

"That's [rematch] what they [Mayweather and Pacquiao] should do. If you're going to give the fans a hundred percent of your performance, then you need to do that and go in the ring healthy and produce what you would have produced the first time, a good performance. That's what boxing's about," Roger recently told host Jenna J of On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

Floyd Jr.'s unanimous decision victory over Pacquiao has been clouded by the fact that the Filipino icon entered the bout with a shoulder injury he sustained in sparring several weeks earlier.

Pacquiao has undergone successful surgery to treat the torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is expected to be out for nine months. He said he'd love to have another crack at Mayweather's perfect 38-0 record next year.

Roger Mayweather, for his part, thinks his nephew should give Pacquiao another chance in order to secure his legacy.

"Floyd's legacy is going to be good but he needs to close that legacy with Pacquiao. He needs to go back and him and Pacquiao need to do it again. That's what I think. To close the door in terms of victory, that's what he needs to do," the older Mayweather explained.

Roger's stance might not sit well with his nephew, who earlier declared that the Pacquiao fight won't defined his legacy. Shortly after beating Pacquiao, Floyd Jr. said he's open to a rematch with the Filipino after the latter's shoulder heals.

But he backtracked a few days after, calling Pacquiao a "sore loser" and a "coward" for apparently using the shoulder injury as an excuse for losing.

While he believes his nephew's legacy is intact, Roger Mayweather insists another win over an injury-free Pacquiao is needed.

"That [another win] would put him [Floyd Jr.] amongst the greatest fighters, but Floyd had a good, long legacy anyways. He will be amongst some of the greatest fighters but he's got to close the thing with Pacquiao before he ever does that, because that's one of the known guys that people respect and I think that's the guy that he's gonna have to beat or have to show something with," he added.

As expected, the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout shattered the pay-per-view record, selling 4.4 million PPV units and raking in at least $400 million in revenue. But the fight didn't live to the hype in terms of action, with some disgruntled fans resorting to filing a class-action suit against Pacquiao seeking damages for failing to disclose his shoulder injury.

This, according to Roger Mayweather, is another reason why both superstars should do it again.

"I think that the people didn't see the performance they should have seen. Since they didn't get the performance that they should have seen, I think that Floyd and Pacquiao should do it again and close out what they have in a performance of what the people should have seen. That's what I think," he said.

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