Floyd Mayweather Says Manny Pacquiao Will Make a New Excuse If He Loses in a Potential Rematch

Published 06/01/2021, 3:30 PM 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 may not enter the ring against his former foe Manny Pacquiao again. However, that doesn’t stop him from demeaning the Filipino legend’s chances in a possible rematch. While Mayweather could outpoint Pacquiao in 2015, many fans urged them to lock horns once again.

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However, it didn’t materialize, and the rematch remained relevant only for the fantasy debates. Although 42-year-old ‘Pac’Man’ is still active and taking the best challenges, 44-year-old Floyd Mayweather still chose to ridicule him. Prior to his own return against Logan Paul, Mayweather spoke with the media and shed opinion on a potential rematch with Manny Pacquiao.

“I beat Manny Pacquiao so easy. Don’t say no 8-4, 10-2. 10-2!. And guess what? They’ve always got an excuse. ‘Oh, my shoulder.’ But let’s run it back. If we run it back, guess what he’s gonna do? Have another excuse,” said Floyd Mayweather (H/T- badlefthook.com)

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Pacquiao’s current conditioning might see him land an upset. The eight-division world champion will return against undefeated welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in a headliner on August 2021. While fighters of his age are retiring or competing in exhibitions, ‘Pac’Man’ is still a threat to the professional elites.

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However, May-Pac 2 doesn’t look likely to happen. Both the veterans appear to have different goals ahead. Mayweather might continue appearing in exhibition bouts. Meanwhile, Pacquiao still has the urge to become a world champion. The only fight they had in 2015 would remain the blueprint for their in-ring experience.

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao- A look back to the clash

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‘Money’ put his welterweight titles on the line against ‘Pac-Man’ in a 12-round main event clash at the MGM Grand. It was one of the biggest events of the year and broke several records at the Box Office. Nicknamed ‘May-Pac’, the blockbuster showdown garnered attention from the whole world and people favored both men to have fair chances.

The matchup lived up to the hype. Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao went to the distance, and both had their significant moment. However, Floyd Mayweather could utilize the reach advantage and cracked the Filipino legend. Mayweather ultimately scored the win via unanimous decision and earned one of the biggest paydays of his fighting career.

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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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