Manny Pacquiao Reveals Why He Regrets Fighting Floyd Mayweather

Published 08/20/2021, 11:30 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)


Back in 2015, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao entered a massive 12-round tussle to settle the debate on the best boxer of the modern era. That said, Mayweather won this fight fair and square and registered his name in the history books.

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Although the outcome of this fight was expected, the fans still were optimistic about seeing a blistering collision. However, they were left disheartened as this bout didn’t really live up to the buzz created around it. It was quite one-sided.

Recently, the Filipino Senator was in an exclusive conversation with ESPN, wherein he stayed real on the Mayweather fight.

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He said, “Oh yeah, I mean, I feel so bad on that fight with Mayweather because I think the fans are not satisfied. We want to give best. People are, the expectation of the fans, you know what I’m talking about, the expectations is this.”

“But the result of the fight is like this, so it’s kind of, I feel bad because my concern is not only for my own, for myself. My concern is always the fans.”

Mayweather was an obvious favorite to win the fight against ‘Pacman’. But the latter, too, had immense support and countless fans wanted to see an upset in that fight. Unfortunately for them, Pacquiao couldn’t turn things around.

However, he tried his best to hammer Mayweather and allure his supporters, who wanted to see some solid action.

This fight went into the history books as the ‘richest’ in boxing history, as both Mayweather and Pacquiao banked massive paychecks.

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The 42-year-old, Manny Pacquiao, is still competing, whereas Floyd Mayweather signed off from the sport in 2017 itself.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. smiles 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)

Furthermore, Mayweather has no interest in coming back to the professional circuit again. Also, Pacquiao, too, might hang up his gloves soon. Citing that, the possibility of a rematch between these two is next to impossible.

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Their boxing meet in 2015 was a once-in-a-lifetime clash and the fans might never get to see the two in action against each other. What do you make of Pacquiao’s above comments? Do you agree with what he’s said?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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