Despite a lucrative Manny Pacquiao fight being rumored, Floyd Mayweather’s ‘announcement’ turned out to be a marketing ploy.
Due to the nature of Mayweather’s media game-playing, WBN is refusing to post his message.
Speculation was rife regarding a potential Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao return. Floyd chose to capitalize by once again using his puppet master skills.
The boxing world found out on Wednesday that Mayweather probably will not don the gloves again.
Mayweather had outlined several fights were on the cards in an exhibition capacity in 2019. Thus far, none of these promises have come to fruition.
With Pacquiao staying silent. Mayweather’s move does nothing but reaffirm his retirement in an official capacity.
Without a competitive bout since 2015, ‘Money’ has resisted attempts for a comeback on several occasions.
Only a cross-codes battle with Conor McGregor, which made Mayweather a quarter of a billion dollars, was worth getting out of bed for.
There was a meaningless fight with Tenshin Nasukawa. Although that contest wasn’t even shown live on US TV
Now, Mayweather has missed out on his last ever chance to make another nine-figure check opposite the ‘Pacman’.
Projections ‘MayPac 2’ could hit over two million Pay-Per-View were not enough for Mayweather.
Mayweather threw a curveball by making a completely different play, one which will only make him more money.
Pacquiao can now move on to a real fight in the summer against Keith Thurman. Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter remain back-up options.
On the back of Anthony Joshua’s US debut turning into a farce, Mayweather hasn’t helped the current boxing climate.
Joshua was due to battle Jarrell Miller until the American was denied a license due to a failed drugs test.
An alternative opponent will now be named for Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden.
As for Mayweather, the boxing media may never again fall for such shenanigans.