Floyd Mayweather Jr. was quick to offer Manny Pacquiao a rematch after the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world schooled the Filipino for 12 rounds at last weekend's (Sat., May 2, 2015)
"Flop of the Century" "Fight of the Century" in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But that was before "Money" heard one too many excuses from "Pac Man," specifically the shoulder injury that prevented him from fighting at his best. As a result, Mayweather says the rematch offer is off the table...
Here's a snippet of Floyd's comments (via Yahoo! Sports) to Jim Gray in an exclusive interview which is set to air on Showtime this Saturday (May 9, 2015):
"Did I text [ESPN's] Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yeah, but I change my mind. 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.'Excuses, excuses, excuses. I'm not going to buy into the [expletive] and I don't want the public to buy into the [expletive]. He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this."
At least you can still fight on "Money's" undercard, "Pac Man."
Then again, after seeing his paycheck balloon up to $250 million thanks to the unbelievable 5 million pay-per-view (PPV) buys, "Money" could perhaps be easily persuaded to change his mind.
As for Manny's shoulder injury which required surgery, it could bench the prize fighter for up to a year. Right around the time Floyd, was ready to tango one more time. The torn rotator cuff is also giving Pacquaio some unwanted headaches, as well.
That's because two fight fans are suing the wealthy Filipino for failing to disclose his injury to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and to the public; essentially robbing fans of a fair and exciting bout.