Floyd Mayweather changes mind, says he will not give 'coward' Manny Pacquiao re-match
Them's fighting words.
Would you pay, or Periscope, a match between these two?
The world seemed to enjoy getting its knickers in a collective twist, last Sunday morning, as Floyd Mayweather evaded his way to a unanimous points win over Manny Pacquiao.
As soon as Mayweather's arm was raised, talk of a re-match thrummed. 'Money' said, before the bout, that there would be no re-match.
On Monday, he appeared to change his mind and sent a text to a reporter confirming he would fight Pacquiao next year.
In an interview with Showtime, which will air this Saturday, Mayweather now looks to be reneging on his text. He says:
'Did I text 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.'
Mayweather added, 'If you lost, accept the loss and say, 'Mayweather, you were the better fighter.'
Pacquiao underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair an injured shoulder and has posted his first post-op selfie:
Mayweather remains unimpressed with the Filipino. He declares, 'I'm not going to buy into the bulls**t... and I don't want the public to buy into the bulls**t.
'He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this.'