Mayweather: Pacquiao fight doesn’t make sense

Dino Maragay - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather recently spoke out about a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao, and he made it clear he wants no part of the Filipino.

In an interview with US radio host Kelly Mac, Mayweather was in his usual brash self as he parried questions about a megabuck showdown with Pacquiao, saying the fighting congressman has no business to be in the ring with him given his past performances.

“Where we stand is this: Pacquiao is 1-2 [win-loss] in his last three fights,” Mayweather told Mac. “My last 45 fights, I was 45-0.”

Pacquiao is coming off a lopsided win over Brandon Rios in Macau last month, ending a two-fight slump that saw him dropping a controversial decision to Timothy Bradley and getting brutally knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez.

The win over Rios once again breathed life into a Mayweather-Pacquiao duel, which could go down as the richest fight in boxing history.

Additionally, the World Boxing Council recently installed Pacquiao as the number one contender for Mayweather’s WBC welterweight title, fueling talks that boxing’s two biggest stars are inevitably headed for a highly anticipated clash.

But Mayweather assured that such mega fight won’t be happening anytime soon. He insisted Pacquiao isn’t on his level, bringing up a common opponent in Marquez as example.

“While I took a little bit of time off, a two-year vacation, I came back and fought him (Marquez). And I beat him, unanimous decision. Easy,” said the undefeated fighter, referring to his clinical win over Marquez in 2009.

“I guess Pacquiao and Marquez three or four times. He couldn’t get it right the first time. So you know like I said before, we're talking about a guy who said he's gonna retire after he got knocked out. Now he come and get a win with Brandon Rios and [people say] you know what, Pacquiao's back,” he added.

Mayweather then took a swipe at Pacquiao’s marketability as a pay-per-view star. Pacquiao’s fight with Rios sold a mediocre 500,000 PPV units, which pales in comparison to the 2.2 million PPV buys generated by Mayweather’s bout with Saul Alvarez last September.

“It doesn’t make sense. I mean, look at his (Pacquiao’) pay-per-view numbers. Do your homework. You know, first you gotta do your homework. Look at my pay-per-view numbers, look at his pay-per-view numbers, and then you tell me what you come up with,” he argued.










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