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Bernstein: No interest in Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch

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MANILA, Philippines – Boxing fans would not want to see another fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

That’s how veteran boxing commentator Al Bernstein sees it.

Speaking recently to On The Ropes Boxing Radio, the 65-year-old sportscaster said not even an impressive Pacquiao outing against Timothy Bradley would make fans clamor for a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch.

The two superstars figured in boxing’s richest fight ever in May last year, but that bout turned out to be a critical disappointment.

After defeating Pacquiao via an uneventful unanimous decision, Mayweather fought once more and beat Andre Berto in September before announcing his retirement.

Pacquiao, for his part, will take on Bradley this April in what he claims to be the last fight of his career. But his longtime promoter, Bob Arum, won’t market Pacquiao-Bradley 3 as the Filipino icon’s last fight.

Arum earlier said that Pacquiao can end up fighting again in November this year, and Mayweather’s name again popped up.

Mayweather and Pacquiao took home career-high purses fighting each other, salaries they won’t earn against other boxers. This has fueled speculations that the two fighters are bound to do it again.

But Bernstein claimed boxing fans would no longer buy it.

“I can’t even imagine people being that interested in it, even if Pacquiao is brilliant against Bradley,” he said. – Dino Maragay

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AL BERNSTEIN

ANDRE BERTO

BOB ARUM

BRADLEY

BUT BERNSTEIN

DINO MARAGAY

MANNY PACQUIAO AND FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.

MAYWEATHER

MAYWEATHER AND PACQUIAO

PACQUIAO

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