Mayweather Declines Rematch, Calls Pacquiao A Sore Loser

Mayweather Declines Rematch, Calls Pacquiao A Sore Loser
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. at the DeWalt event on June 29, 2011 DEWALT POWER TOOLS FIGHT NIGHT CLUB 2010 / Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
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Floyd Mayweather Jr is now singing a different tune. He has tagged his May 2 “super fight” rival Manny Pacquiao as “sore loser” and a “coward,” while speaking to Jim Gray during an interview to be aired on SHOWTIME later on Saturday. He also clarified that he has changed his mind about a rematch.


“Did I text Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yeah, but I change my mind,” said the world champion. “At this particular time, no, because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward. If you lost, accept the loss and say, ‘Mayweather, you were the better fighter.'”

Mayweather earlier revealed to ESPN’s Stephen Smith in a text message that he would consider a rematch with Pacquiao after winning unanimous decision on May 2 at the MGM Grand. After that, it was widely circulated that Pacquiao fought the bout with a torn rotator cuff on his shoulder, which left him single-armed in the ring.

The pound-for-pound king clearly isn’t happy with how the importance of his victory seems to be diminished due to reports of the Filipino fighter’s injury.

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“Excuses, excuses, excuses,” the undefeated champion further clarified. “I’m not going to buy into the bull—-. and I don’t want the public to buy into the bull—-. He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this.”

Mayweather, with his unblemished 48-0 record, is now a single win away from Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 milestone.

Pacquiao could face disciplinary action – up to perjury charges – for concealing his injury in the pre-match questionnaire. The Filipino star has undergone a shoulder surgery on Wednesday and could be out of the ring for 9 to 12 months.