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."
Boxing legend @MannyPacquiao has a special guest in attendance this evening.... @FloydMayweather what you think?! pic.twitter.com/LumzS8II9V
- FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) July 21, 2019
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."
Manny Pacquiao just told me that when he knocked down Keith Thurman in the first round he glanced ringside and saw Floyd Mayweather jumping up with his arms extended skyward.
- Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) July 21, 2019
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.
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.
"Boxing's my passion."
Simple as that for Boxing legend @MannyPacquiao, as he breaks down his fight with Thurman, and talks about what is next for the senator. #PacThurman pic.twitter.com/eNNZ8JAemS
- FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 21, 2019
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