This past Saturday, Manny Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman by split decision to win the WBA Super Welterweight Championship. Winning the title at 40-years-old got plenty of people talking about "that" rematch:
After their disappointing first bout back in 2015, many were calling for a second bout between two of boxing's biggest stars.
On Tuesday night, Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram to let everyone, especially his haters, know that that's not going to happen in an expletive-laced rant.
"This man's entire legacy and career has been built off it's association with my name and it's about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait and let that man's name hold weight of it's own," writes Mayweather.
"For years, all you heard was that 'Floyd is afraid of Manny Pacquiao.' But what's funny is, when we finally fought, I won so easily that everyone had to eat their words!"
That was only a snippet of Mayweather's rant. He continued, saying his critics were only calling for a rematch due to him beating Rocky Marciano's unbeaten streak record (in his 2017 fight against UFC star Conor McGregor) and for retiring undefeated in the sport.
"If he's willing to come back and he's willing to fight me, then that's the time that we will announce and we can say 'yes.'"— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 19, 2019
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In the infamous 2015 bout, Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision. After the fight, Pacquiao revealed that he fought with a torn rotator cuff and ultimately underwent surgery to repair it.
After beating the previously undefeated Keith Thurman, Pacquiao revealed he is open to the possibility of facing Mayweather in a money rematch. Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told BoxingScene.com that Mayweather was "burnt out" and had "zero interest" in coming out of retirement to face "Pac-Man."
Now, boxing fans received confirmation from Floyd Mayweather himself that the rematch will never happen.