Team Mayweather Respond To Manny Pacquiao's Call-Out

Floyd Mayweather has "zero interest" in returning to boxing to face Manny Pacquiao, according to his right hand man Leonard Ellerbe.

Pacquiao became the oldest welterweight champion in history by defeating Keith Thurman in a thrilling back and forth fight over the weekend in Las Vegas.

He outpointed Thurman to win the WBA welterweight world title and after recording his 62nd professional victory, he was asked about a potential rematch with Mayweather.

"I don't have an idea," he said. "My plan this time is one fight at a time. He's in retirement and he's enjoying his retirement. He's inactive. If he's willing to come back and willing to fight me, then at the time he will announce it, we can say yes."

However, 'Money' is "very content" in retirement. Mayweather Promotions' CEO Ellerbe has claimed that the boxer has no interest in fighting Pacquiao.

"Floyd has no interest," he said. "He has zero interest. He's been doing this all his life. And after a while, you get burned out. He's given the sport everything."

Mayweather and Pacquiao faced each other in May 2015. While it was long overdue, their mega-fight smashed boxing records, including pay-per-view revenue.

Their bout garnered a massive 4,600,000 million PPV buys as Mayweather won by unanimous decision.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The American, who retired undefeated, would go on to beat Andre Berto then Conor McGregor to record his 50th professional victory, before calling time on his illustrious career.

But Pacquiao's hoping to lure him out of retirement so he can get another crack at the former pound-for-pound king.

Do you want to see Mayweather and Pacquiao run it back? Let us know.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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