Former Mike Tyson trainer and respected boxing analyst Teddy Atlas believes any notion of a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao should immediately be shot down.
The pair originally fought in May 2015 in a dire affair that was slated for being delayed too long, with Mayweather coming out on top against a reportedly injured Pacquiao.
Due to Pacquiao’s eleventh world title win against Lucas Matthysse earlier this month, the Filipino Senator stated he’d be up for opening talks with his ex-rival.
Addressing the reports in a recent interview, Atlas pointed out the first fight was bad enough without the aging veterans attempting to put the event together for a second time.
“That ship has sailed … I’ve seen that movie already. And it wasn’t too good the first time. No, I don’t want to see it,” Atlas told Sirius XM Boxing Radio.
“The fight was five years too late when it took place. I want to see that fight five years later? Three years later? No.
“The sad part in that, that to me – you might as well be putting a light outside your place saying I need money. That’s what that yells and screams.
That’s sad. That’s very sad.”
Mayweather last fought in August 2017 when defeating UFC Star Conor McGregor via stoppage and completely shelved plans for a run in the MMA franchise earlier this year.
‘Money’ was due to train with Tyron Woodley, although nothing came to fruition despite both sides initially agreeing to a coaching plan.
Pacquiao, on the other hand, has plenty of options including lucrative fights with Amir Khan and Vasyl Lomachenko.
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