Pound for pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr has launched a shocking tirade at recent opponent Manny Pacquiao as ‘Money’ withdrew his initial offer for a 2016 rematch with the Filipino.
Mayweather, 38, gave an interview to Showtime’s Jim Gray just days after his decisive points win over Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and says any injury talk by the ‘Pacman’ is just an excuse due to the American’s manner of victory.
“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.”
Pacquiao, 36, underwent surgery to repair his right rotator cuff on Wednesday and is set be out of action for up to a year. Now that the promise of a second fight has been retracted, it’s hard to see where the seven-weight world champion could go from here considering he has political commitments to come in the near future.
A run for President of his native country has been touted for some time by Pacquiao’s team, but it remains to be seen which direction the fighter takes after he fully recovers from what was a serious operation this week.