Floyd Mayweather has seemingly put rumors of a potential second fight with Manny Pacquiao to bed after defeating the current welterweight world champion in 2015.
Pacquiao called out Mayweather on the back of a rejuvenation victory over Lucas Matthysse last month, although the former pound for pound king would rather promote the Filipino legend than trade blows with him again.
“I can’t knock Manny Pacquiao for what he wants to do, that’s his prerogative,” Mayweather told Fighthype.com. “If he stills wants to go out there and make money, be victorious that’s his prerogative. You do whatever you want to do.
“I don’t have nothing against Manny Pacquiao. Of course, he’s supposed to call the Mayweather name. I’m probably going to be one of the biggest names of all time in this sport, if not the biggest name.
“When you call the Mayweather name out, I mean, you speaking dollars.”
On the question of them potentially squaring off, Mayweather replied: “I’m not really doing interviews but I’ve been asked the question probably seven times, with one saying, ‘why are you scared to fight Pacquiao’ – like beating him once wasn’t good enough.
“It is was it is and Pacquiao is a future Hall of Famer, a hell of a champion and a hell of a guy. But the best man won and I was the best man.
“Actually, I’ma get on the phone with Pacquiao after this call (which he did) see if we can put him in position. There’s a lot of good competition out there that he could fight.
“I wouldn’t mind making Pacquaio v Mikey Garcia,” he added.
Garcia is just one of the names being bandied about for the ‘Pacman’ for a clash at the back end of 2018, whilst Vasyl Lomachenko and Amir Khan are also high up the list.
Pacquiao has announced his intention to look after his own affairs, although linking with ex-foe Mayweather at his promotional company seems likes an improbability at this point in time.