Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez Advised to “Walk Away” From Floyd Mayweather Rematch: “Y’all Lost. Accept It”

Published 08/20/2021, 10:57 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)


Several people believed either Manny Pacquiao or Canelo Alvarez would end Floyd Mayweather’s unbeaten run until both men failed. However, that didn’t stop them from demanding rematches.

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Nevertheless, Mayweather has shown no intentions of re-matching his former opponents. That said, Pacquiao and Alvarez will have to live with the loss all their lives. Although they have denied accepting Floyd Mayweather’s superiority, Jeff Mayweather had a simple response to both men.

In a chat with Boxing social, the trainer said. “Manny [Pacquiao] and Canelo [Alvarez] both. I mean, you are lost, accept it. It’s that simple. I mean, you can’t make anyone fight you. You had a chance when that fight was scheduled. You didn’t win, leave it alone. It’s time to walk away from that.”

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Thus, there will be no rematch between the elites. Despite retiring after beating Conor McGregor in 2017, ‘Money’ continued battling in exhibition matchups. But he suffered a controversial draw against YouTuber Logan Paul in June.

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While he can still earn millions from his boxing appearances, Mayweather doesn’t need to fight any longer for money. Many features validate Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez to be boxers of similar stature. Despite that, they are still active.

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Aged 42, ‘Pac-Man’ Pacquiao will compete against Yordenis Ugas for the WBA welterweight title on August 21. He is the only ever eight-division world champion and the oldest man to grab a 147 lbs championship. While Mayweather’s unscratched resume has 50 wins, Pacquiao holds 62 wins along with his 7 losses and 2 draws.

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Meanwhile, P4P King Canelo Alvarez, with 56 wins, 1 loss, and 2 draws, is also on the top of the food chain. As the 31-year-old has several more years to see as a pro boxer, his sheer activeness can see him attain triple-digit wins in his career. He will return to action in November to challenge Caleb Plant for the IBF belt. So, it seems all good for the Mexican elite’s fighting future.

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With or without the Mayweather rematch, Pacquiao and Alvarez have already earned spots in the Boxing Hall-of-fame.

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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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