American hit-man Floyd Mayweather Jr. has ruled out the possibility of a rematch against longtime rival Manny Pacquiao, rubbishing reports that the two were negotiating another bout.
The undefeated Mayweather was speaking to FightHype.com's Ben Thompson, when he responded to rumours that the two crowd pullers would meet again after Pac-Man posted a video on Facebook in which he claimed negotiations were ongoing.
Manny Pacquiao had backed those statements up in an interview with CNN's Amanda Davies when he said, “It’s possible very much…..I would love to have a rematch if he wants it.”
Mayweather says there have been no talks, however:
Mayweather retired with a perfect record of 49-0 after beating Andre Berto via an unanimous decision in September tying him on record with heavyweight great Rocky Marciano. This has made fans believe Mayweather may return to the ring one more time to gain sole possession of the greatest undefeated record in the sport's history and outdo Marciano.
His fight with Pacquiao was a one-sided affair Mayweather easily won, but the Filipino great complained of a shoulder injury that held him back. Pacquiao indicated per the comments that he believed he could finally hand Money his first loss if he agreed to a rematch, but it seems Mayweather has other ideas on his mind.
For now, the ‘Moneyman’ is still retired, so any talks of a rematch would have to be taken with a grain of salt, regardless. And judging by these latest comments, Mayweather has no intention whatsoever of meeting Pacquiao again.