Mayweather ‘happy with career’ despite Pacquiao rumours
Ex-pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has admitted to contradicting himself as reports continue to link the American to a comeback against arch-rival Manny Pacquiao in 2017.
Despite Mayweather stating to Fighthype.com last week that he was ‘absolutely’ open to the possibility of a 50th bout, ‘Money’ has now stated his contentment with what he has achieved in the ring.
Speaking at the kick-off press conference for star fighter Badou Jack’s unification with James DeGale, Mayweather refused to completely rule out another fight whilst at the same time pointing out he has no need to compete.
“A lot of fighters in the sport of boxing may want to retire, but they have to fight because they have to. I don’t have to fight,” Mayweather said.
“I just made $300 million for fighting Pacquiao. I’m OK. Like I said before, I’m happy with my position. Once again, the money don’t make me; I make money. I’m well off. I make smart moves, and like I said before, I’m happy with where my career has went.”
On saying one thing last week and another this, Mayweather added: “Different days, I say different things. Different days, I feel different ways.
“I feel different each day. Can Floyd Mayweather contradict himself? Absolutely. So that’s why I know when I contradict myself, it doesn’t mean I’m crazy.
“When someone puts up something I said in the past like, ‘Oh you said this, this day, well you said this, that day,’ I can contradict myself. I’m only human. I’m not perfect. God only made one thing perfect: my boxing record,” he stated.
Mayweather is constantly linked to a second fight with Pacquiao, a fight that could generate over $200m and head exclusively to Showtime if agreed, although second guessing the five-weight world champion’s desire from day-to-day is – as always – impossible to do.