Floyd Mayweather Jr. has ruled out the possibility of a rematch against longtime rival Manny Pacquiao, dismissing reports the two were negotiating another bout.
Speaking to FightHype.com's Ben Thompson, the undefeated Mayweather responded to rumours the two would meet again after Pac-Man posted a video on Facebook in which he claimed negotiations were ongoing.
Pacquiao backed those statements up in an interview with CNN's Amanda Davies:
Mayweather says there have been no talks, however:
I'm in different cities in different countries and I hear people talking about Mayweather-Pacquiao 2. I guess people forgot about those different ESPN commercials. 'He really wants to fight? He's scared of me. He don't really want to fight.' They forgot about those ESPN commercials.
Once again, I dissected this fighter, the so-called 'best fighter of our generation'. I dissected him; probably was 10 to 2, really 11 to 1, but it's safe to say 10 to 2. 'Mayweather is so boring, he's this, he's that!' I'm boring enough to do the biggest and the best numbers in pay-per-view history.
It's all b------t. What they're doing is this, once again, piggybacking off my name to sell pay-per-view numbers when he do go out there and fight again.
Money retired with a perfect record of 49-0 after beating Andre Berto by unanimous decision in September. His record tied him with heavyweight great Rocky Marciano, and plenty of 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.
His long-awaited bout with Pacquiao was a one-sided affair Mayweather easily won, but afterward, the Filipino slugger complained of a shoulder injury that held him back, per CNN. Those comments indicated Pacquiao 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.
As of right now, the former pound-for-pound king 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.