Mayweather Changes His Mind, Says No Way to Mayweather-Pacquiao Rematch in New Interview

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Right after the big Mayweather-Pacquiao fight last weekend, Floyd Mayweather was pretty complimentary to Many Pacquiao. He even texted ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and said he’d be willing to sign off on a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch.

But then all this business about the torn rotator cuff came up, with Manny’s people trying to spin the loss as a result of the injury. So now The Money Team’s head honcho has changed his mind.

In an interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray that will air Saturday at 9pm ET, Mayweather reportedly confirmed the text to Stephen A. Smith, but says he’s since changed his mind about a rematch.

“At this particular time, no, because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward,” Mayweather explained. “If you lost, accept the loss and say, ‘Mayweather, you were the better fighter’… Excuses, excuses, excuses. I’m not going to buy into the bullsh*t…and I don’t want the public to buy into the bullsh*t. He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this.”

So what’s next, then, for Floyd Mayweather? He says he plans to fight again in September, and “then it’s time for me to hang it up.” Presumably with a record of 49-0.

But who knows. These things can change.

Hat Tip – [Sports Illustrated]

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