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Pacquiao’s career is over, says Mayweather


MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao is now a “has-been” and his career in boxing “is over,” Floyd Mayweather Jr. said in a recent media tour of his fight against Canelo Alvarez.

In a video posted on American boxing website FightHype.com on July 2, Mayweather said that “Pacquiao is a has-been” during a public event after one fan shouted “fight Pacquiao.”

“His career is over,” the undefeated Mayweather added.

Another fan was heard shouting,“Why didn’t you fight him?” But Mayweather went on to praise Mexican boxers Juan Manuel Marquez and Julio Cesar Chavez.

Pacquiao, who was recently reelected as congressman of the province of Saranggani in Mindanao, lost his last two fights to American Timothy Bradley (via split decision) and to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez (via a knockout in the sixth round.)

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. AP/INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

He is set to fight American Brandon Rios on November 23 in Macau.

Pacquiao was named as the Fighter of the Decade in 2000 by several boxing organizations and was rated as the “best pound-for-pound boxer” in the world by various sports publications such as The Ring Magazine, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated.

The title is closely contested by Mayweather, who previously held it.

The widely anticipated “super fight” between Pacquiao and Mayweather never happened after they failed to reach mutually agreeable terms of the brawl.

Mayweather has been widely criticized for talking more about Pacquiao instead of his opponent whenever he is promoting a fight.

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Tags: Boxing , Canelo Alvarez , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Manny Pacquiao , Sports

  • valsore

    But Mayweather is telling the truth — Pacquaio’s prime is history. History shows once a boxer is beaten hard, he will never fight as aggressively again which in turn will make him easier to beat. Sorry folks, but that’s the truth. Let’s just relish that once we had a boxer that is world famous.

  • nes911

    Shut up. Fight pacquiao to show you are not a chicken.

  • Lemuel Vargas

    He is just shamelessly using Pacquiao to promote his fight w/ Canelo. Pacquiao should not even dignify this with an answer.

    • mao-tse-tung-tung-liit-uten

      no need to use Pacquiao to promote his next fight…..on the contrary using Pacquiao is very degrading based on his current status as being the # 1 fighter in the world with his zero lost record….about Pacquiao ? forget it..

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