‘Fight Pacquiao Again!’: Mike Tyson Urges Floyd Mayweather to Fight Opponents of His Own Size

Published 06/08/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather might have disheartened several fans by failing to win the exhibition against Logan Paul on June 6th. However, heavyweight icon Mike Tyson doesn’t seem vexed with the outcome.

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While Tyson and Mayweather don’t seem to share a healthy relationship, ‘Iron’ Mike still wanted to see Mayweather continue his fighting career.

The 54-year-old connected with Zab Judah in an Instagram live session to offer his opinion on Mayweather vs Paul. Tyson ridiculed the unbeaten boxer’s choice of opponent and passed some valuable advice regarding his next move.

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That said, the youngest heavyweight champion also wanted to see a rematch between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

Mike Tyson said, “I think Floyd [Mayweather] should keep on trying, I don’t think he should fight a f*** cruiserweight you know. But I think you should continue fighting guys of his weight, what the f*** is he doing?

“Fight Pacquiao again, or something. Keep in shape, you know what I mean.”

Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather may not enter the ring again. Although he had displayed no aversion in accepting exhibition bouts, the same may not happen from this point.

After a close collision with a YouTuber, Mayweather clearly seems to have passed his prime. So, he may not want to risk his legacy at this point.

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What’s next for Floyd Mayweather?

Following an undefeated 50-0 career, Mayweather doesn’t need to fight anymore. He has attained it all in the sport, beating 16 world champions in a row, and holding gold at five distinct divisions.

Moreover, his superstardom has earned millions into the accounts of Mayweather, with the latest check coming against Logan Paul.

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So, re-matching Manny Pacquiao might be out of the question since 42-year-old ‘Pac-Man’ is still active as a professional. He will face WBC/IBF 147 lbs champion Errol Spence Jr. in a massive showdown in August. As Mayweather has walked away from the professional circuit, May-Pac 2 is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

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The first fight between them saw ‘Money’ land one of the biggest paydays, along with a win over ‘Pac-Man’. So, he shall not risk the legacy by going against a veteran one more time, especially after a disappointing performance against Logan Paul.

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Do you think Floyd Mayweather should continue fighting? Let us know in the comments.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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