Floyd Mayweather calls Manny Pacquiao a ‘sore loser and coward,’ rescinds rematch offer
Not that the public wanted it anyway, but you can officially kiss off the thought of a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao rematch goodbye after hearing Money’s latest comments.
Mayweather gave an exclusive interview to Showtime’s Jim Gray which will air Saturday after the network shows a replay of last weekend’s fight. In the interview, Mayweather blasts Pacquiao for blaming his loss on a shoulder injury that ultimately required surgery.
“Absolutely not,” Mayweather told Gray when asked if he could detect a problem with Pacquiao’s shoulder during the bout. “He was fast. His left hand was fast. His right hand was fast and he was throwing them both fast and strong.
“Excuses, excuses, excuses,” continued Mayweather. “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 also said that his offer to face Pacquiao again is now off the table.
“Did I text Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yeah, but I change my mind,” said Mayweather. “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.’”
Even though Mayweather won the fight, this video shows the fans were not on his side. He’s correct that Pacquiao and company should not have blamed the loss on the shoulder injury, but calling the Filipino a coward is wrong, especially when Mayweather has been called a coward by his own son in the past.