On the back of their meeting in 2015 which failed to capture the imagination, Mayweather and Pacquiao have been linked to a second fight, potentially in May 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
As Pacquiao prepares to challenge for the welterweight title this weekend, Mayweather questioned how promoter Bob Arum matches up the Filipino Senator against his own Top Rank fighters time and time again.
“You look at Pacquiao, they don’t have that many options (at Top Rank),” Mayweather told Fighthype.com. “Pacquiao fights these guys three and four times. I think he might have fought Marquez, what four times?
“He fought Marquez four times, fought Erik Morales three times and Timothy Bradley three times. And there are a few other fighters that he fought more than just once.
“So we talking about something like five guys, something like that – twenty times. Twenty of his fights was just by five guys or four guys, I don’t really know, (it’s) real crazy.”
Mayweather’s comments won’t phase Arum though as the long-time boxing man continues to link other Top Rank names to fighting Pacquiao in the coming year.
Vasyl Lomachenko and Terence Crawford have both been name-dropped over the past few weeks as Pacquiao bids to swell his bank account before the inevitable retirement finally comes true.
On the Pacquiao fight itself, Mayweather added: If Pacquiao happens to lose the fight (against Vargas), they’re going to say age played a factor. If it was me and I lost at his age, they’d been like, ‘Yo, I told you Mayweather wasn’t what they said he was.”