Mayweather Blasts Pacquiao For Lying About A Rematch – ‘He Said My Name When He Wasn’t Supposed To’

February 21, 2024
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Mayweather Blasts Pacquiao For Lying About A Rematch - 'He Said My Name When He Wasn’t Supposed To'

Floyd Mayweather has slammed Manny Pacquiao for announcing their rematch.

The eight-division champion sent the internet ablaze when he confirmed their rematch at a RIZN event in December last year. Pacman has not fought in a professional fight since he walked away from the sport in 2021, losing to Yordenis Ugas. Since then, he has had an exhibition with DK Yoo, followed by one against Buakaw Banchamek set for April.

Now that Pacquiao will not fight in the 2024 Paris Olympics, he has left the door open for a professional return. He has been linked with fights against Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and even Terence Crawford. But if those bouts do not happen, there is the chance of an exhibition with Mayweather, as his following comments stated.

Mayweather Blasts Pacquiao For Lying About A Rematch - 'He Said My Name When He Wasn’t Supposed To'
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Pacquiao On Mayweather

Rizin CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara: “Fight against Floyd Mayweather next year?”

Manny: “Yeah, thank you so much for inviting me here again. I’m sorry for the last time that we promised that we’re going to fight this year. Next year I’m going to see you in Japan, again big fight against- Floyd Mayweather. Floyd Mayweather, yeah. I thought that you didn’t want me to say that. But I am excited about that. Thank you for always supporting Rizin and Sakakibara.”

Despite this being the case, Mayweather stayed silent on the matter. Now, he has had a few choice words to say. 

Mayweather On Pacquiao

“Manny Pacquiao spoke about that, and he shouldn’t have. Because there’s a time and a place for everything. I’m not going to say he’s right [about the fight happening] or he’s wrong. I don’t have to say anything. Just by you saying my name, they gave me a check for four million. I don’t like to throw certain individuals under the bus, because we don’t do that.”

“[But], he said my name when he wasn’t supposed to. Remember, I said there’s a time and a place. Remember, I want you guys to go check out Manny Pacquiao. When he got upset a few times, he said ‘Oh Floyd, you’re using my name, you’re using my name’, he got famous because they said this could be the guy that could possibly dethrone the king. Did it happen? Absolutely not. Was he easy? Absolutely,” Mayweather stated

It is unclear if the rematch will happen, but the rise of Saudi Arabia in boxing makes it possible. The Kingdom is known for putting on the biggest events. If there is a desire to make it happen, the Kingdom can provide big paydays.

Tyson Fury reportedly made $50 million for his exhibition against Francis Ngannou. Mayweather may look to command the same or even more, given his global appeal. It could generate big numbers since Pacman would be the ideal dancing partner. But before that can happen, the rematch has to be officially announced. So far, there is nothing to state that it will happen.

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