After his surprising knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday, one would assume that there are a lot of people who would feel sorry for Manny Pacquiao.
But no way Floyd Mayweather would, right?
As it turns out, Money-May is one of the many individuals who feels bad for the fallen champ and hopes that he will make a successful return to the ring.
After the fight, Mayweather told FightHype.com:
I feel bad for him, honestly. I really feel bad for him. There's a difference in the ways you can get knocked out. See, when a guy gets knocked out and he can get up, they sit him on his stool, they rub his back, he go home and ice himself, you know, he go to the hospital and get checked out and he's okay, that's one thing. But when you gotta wake a guy up with smelling salt and he got a concussion and he gotta go to the hospital over night, that's crucial. I mean, that's close to the death.
Mayweather feeling sorry for Pacquiao is a good thing. It shows that he knows Pacquiao is a big draw for boxing and the sport isn't the same with him taken down a peg. Even though Mayweather and Pacquiao have never met in the ring, the back-and-forth between the two keeps boxing in the spotlight.
Whether or not Mayweather showing remorse for Pacquiao's devastating defeat is a sign that he may be pondering finally trying to make a megafight between him and Pacquiao happen remains to be seen.
He didn't rule it out when mentioning what the loss means to their possible matchup, saying, "Pacquiao's focus should be trying to take a vacation, get his mind right, and get a few tune-up fights so he can bounce back."
Still, Mayweather couldn't resist taking a pot-shot at Pacquiao, even when showing concern for the Filipino star. He said, "But it was a good thing that he was able to come into the sport, you know, piggyback off my name, and get a bunch of endorsement deals and make a good living. That's a great thing."
Although not entirely true, Mayweather stayed true to form and made sure to get his dig in on his rival, letting the world rest easy knowing that Mayweather is still Mayweather.