Floyd Mayweather seemed a little frustrated in his post-fight one-on-one with Showtime’s Jim Gray on Tuesday as the American reflected on his success over long-time rival Manny Pacquiao last weekend.
The 38 year-old spoke to Gray for an interview that is set to air on Saturday night and took a dim view to Pacquiao’s persistent injury claims in the aftermath. Pacquiao underwent surgery on a torn rotator cuff on Wednesday and is set to be out of action for a year, whilst Mayweather has already backtracked on offering the Filipino a return in May 2016.
An always confident Mayweather says it doesn’t matter how many times he faces seven-weight world title holder Pacquiao through his career – as the outcome between the pair will always be the same.
“There’s a difference between a great fighter and TBE (The Best Ever),” Mayweather told Gray.
“I won. I know I won. I know I’m the better fighter. If we fight ten times, I win ten times. If we fight twenty times, I win twenty times. If we fight a hundred times, I’m going to win a hundred times.
“Manny Pacquiao is not a better fighter than me. Nowhere around the board,” added the pound for pound champion.
Mayweather is already pencilled in to return on September 12 in Las Vegas and could well be sharing the ring with either British stars Amir Khan and Kell Brook or even current WBA ‘regular’ champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman.
Rumours are swirling that ‘Money’ could even be contemplating challenging old foe and WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto in a bid for his sixth weight world title, whilst Gennady Golovkin has already labelled Mayweather ‘his dream fight’ and that contest is certainly one that would please the fans.