Roy Jones Jr. Explains Why Manny Pacquiao Should Not Regret Losing to Floyd Mayweather

Published 09/30/2021, 7:30 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)


Manny Pacquiao has finally called time on his boxing career. Over the past couple of years, he remained away from the sport and couldn’t really stay viable in the fight world. That said, his decision to retire came in at the right time. This is because he can now devote his attention solely to the other verticals in his life.

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In his prolonged career, ‘Pac-Man’ had many notable boxing bouts. But one bout that stands out is his fight with Floyd Mayweather.

This fight was regarded as the ‘richest’ fight in boxing history, as the total revenue it generated was around $600 million. However, the Filipino Senator capitulated to a defeat in this fight and he couldn’t really thrill the fans with a stupendous performance.

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Regardless of the way he performed, the legend, Roy Jones Jr., certainly feels ‘Pac-Man’ has nothing to regret about the Mayweather bout. Recently, ‘Captain Hook’ interacted with Sky Sports and praised the 42-year-old.

He said, “It’s not his regret. Because he wasn’t the one who wasn’t trying to make it happen. He was trying to make it happen but couldn’t until Mayweather agreed to it. It’s nothing that he has to regret.”

He leaves an absolutely marvellous legacy in boxing. He had a whole country and a whole continent behind him. He brought a whole lot to the game, he entertained for a long time, it was a beautiful thing to see.”

Manny Pacquiao – A true GOAT

Manny Pacquiao succumbed to a few losses in his career. However, those eight bouts didn’t take the shine off any of his other achievements. In his 25-year-long career, Pacquiao won world titles in eight different divisions. He stands alone in this accomplishment.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Also, more than his boxing achievements, Pacquiao is known for his down-to-earth nature and his attitude towards life.

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Overall, ‘Pac-Man’ is the Greatest of All Time and there are no doubts about the same. As he’s concluded his boxing stint, the 42-year-old will now move towards running for President in the Philippines’ 2022 elections.

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Just like he saw success in his boxing career, Pacquiao would like to have the same in the political space, too.

What do you make of Jones Jr.’s comments on Pacquiao?

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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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