Recent comments in the media regarding a fight with Manny Pacquiao have been branded as untrue by undefeated superstar of the sport, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The 39 year-old, speaking at the Badou Jack v James DeGale press conference on Wednesday, said a statement made by Top Rank boss Bob Arum on the fight having at 75 percent chance of being made was wide of the mark.
“Totally false. If you don’t hear it from my mouth, it’s not true,” Mayweather told Fighthype.com in the video below.
On a possible battle with MMA star Conor McGregor, who recently demand $100 million to trade blows with the ‘Money’ man, Mayweather ruled out the fight taking place anytime soon.
“I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor. We wasn’t able to make the fight happen, so we must move on.”
In a clear jibe at the UFC company currently employing McGregor, Mayweather added: “Floyd Mayweather is the biggest name in MMA and Floyd Mayweather is the biggest name in the sport of boxing and I’m not even competing anymore. I went out there and I competed. Everything played out well.”
Mayweather’s comments regarding Pacquiao are a contradiction to actions over the past two weeks as May 6, 2017 continues to be plugged as a possible date to stage a lucrative rematch between the pair.
A lack of firm denial that he would consider fighting Pacquiao again is yet to come from Mayweather, although the fans seem to be split down the middle on whether they would even fork out for a repeat of the 2015 encounter.