By Dan Ambrose: Manny Pacquiao says he’s still interested in taking on Floyd Mayweather Jr in a rematch if the 44-year-old boxer is ready to come out of retirement to face him. Getting Mayweather to agree to fight Pacquiao again might prove to be impossible.
Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) would love to have a chance to avenge his 12-round unanimous decision loss to Mayweather in 2015, a fight he believes he should have won.
Interestingly, Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) showed no desire to fight Pacquiao again, even though it would provide him with a bigger pay than he gets these days fighting YouTubers like Logan paul.
Many boxing fans believe Mayweather realizes he would lose if he fought Pacquiao right now, so he won’t allow the Filipino star to tarnish his unbeaten 50-0.
Of course, if Mayweather almost surely insisted that a fight with Pacquiao be an exhibition fight rather than a real one, it could potentially ruin his record.
Pacquiao won’t fight a YouTuber
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No I will not. No,” Manny said while fighting YouTubers Jake or Logan Paul. “I want to fight against the best to add to my legacy,” Pacquiao said.
Mayweather has developed a system of selecting non-boxers to fight since his retirement in 2016, and he’s been successful in getting boxing fans to buy his events so far. In Mayweather’s three games since he toured, he’s beaten these guys:
- Logan Paul – YouTube celebrity
- Tenshin Nasukawa – kickboxer
- Conor McGregor – UFC fighter
It’s unclear how long Mayweather will be able to sell his fights against MMA fighters and YouTubers. But it’s safe to say that he won’t be considering fighting Pacquiao anytime soon.
Mayweather doesn’t want to lose, obviously, and against Pacquiao he would likely be beaten. Mayweather’s hand speed and reflexes are now gone.
He still has the boxing knowledge, but the speed is totally gone. In Mayweather’s last fight against Logan Paul on June 6, he looked severely faded by winning an eight-round exhibition match.
Roach: Pacquiao is too fast for Spence
“No, that’s not what we’re here for. We are not here for the money. Manny just wants to make money to help people, ”Freddie Roach told Secondsout on whether Pacquiao was disappointed that a fight with UFC star Conor McGregor didn’t happen.
“How many houses has he built in the Philippines so far? With his own money, he is a very generous person. We’re in a very tough fight for us, yes, but we had our best fighting day yesterday.
“A guy walked up, but he was knocked down, so I said, ‘Now you owe me,’ Roach said when asked if any of Pacquiao’s training partners had collected. the $ 1,000 offer he had on the table to give to anyone who can drop Manny in practice.
“Not too much because he trains all the time. He’s been sending me tapes of his workouts at least once a month for the past two years, and then he sends me tapes of him playing basketball, ”Roach said to see if he was concerned about Pacquiao’s ring rust.
“I feel like we’re in a good position right now, and I expect him to win this fight,” Roach continued of Pacquiao’s fight with Errol. “I think he’s way too fast for Errol Spence.
“Errol Spence is a bit heavy in his feet and dragging a bit. He doesn’t have the movement that Manny has, and I think Manny will overwhelm him with that movement, ”Roach said giving his analysis of Pacquiao’s game against Spence.
If Pacquiao beats Spence, there will be huge interest in a rematch. With the money Pacquiao can earn by fighting Spence a second time, he won’t need Mayweather.
Fighting Spence a second time will make Pacquiao a fortune and further cement his legacy in boxing.