Quantcast
Latest Stories

Pacquiao’s career is over, says Mayweather

By

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.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


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..



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  2. Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason
  3. Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  4. Martino defends Messi, takes blame for Barca fail
  5. MLB pitcher donates $100,000 for Sewol ferry victims
  6. Vettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese GP
  7. Pacquiao back in PH, heads home to wife, kids
  8. My ideal weight is 140, declares Pacquiao
  9. Ginebra’s new import Freeman arrives, makes PBA return vs ROS
  10. Freddie Roach: I’m satisfied; Manny Pacquiao did well
  1. ‘Mommy D’ steals show as son fights
  2. Pacquiao wins unanimous decision vs Bradley to reclaim WBO title
  3. Pacquiao: I’m ready for Mayweather bout
  4. Manny Pacquiao: I’ll have everything back
  5. Mommy Dionisia explains ‘vodoo’ act vs Bradley
  6. Pacquiao punching power ‘way harder’ in first fight—Bradley
  7. Wrestling star Ultimate Warrior’s cause of death revealed
  8. My ideal weight is 140, declares Pacquiao
  9. Pacquiao survives sneaky haymaker in 4th round
  10. Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  1. ‘Mommy D’ steals show as son fights
  2. Pacquiao wins unanimous decision vs Bradley to reclaim WBO title
  3. Pacquiao: I’m ready for Mayweather bout
  4. Mayweather surprise visitor to Bradley camp
  5. Bradley won’t last distance– Peñalosa
  6. Manny Pacquiao: I’ll have everything back
  7. Mommy Dionisia explains ‘vodoo’ act vs Bradley
  8. Pacquiao punching power ‘way harder’ in first fight—Bradley
  9. Wrestling star Ultimate Warrior’s cause of death revealed
  10. Tapering off: Pacquiao already at 147 lb

News

  • Aquino: ‘Doubting Thomases’ now contributing to PH recovery
  • Fire engulfs apartments in Sampaloc
  • Messy warehouse belongs to Unicef, WFP, says Soliman
  • Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels release hostage
  • New meaning of Easter in Samar
  • Sports

  • Warriors beat Clippers in playoff opener
  • Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  • Rain or Shine, Ginebra clash for No. 6 spot
  • Ateneo eyes quarterfinal spot vs Benilde
  • Style contrast marks OneFC ‘Rise of Heroes’
  • Lifestyle

  • Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  • Simplifying and lightening life
  • Where to go for Easter night-out
  • Joe de Venecia visits the Queen Mother of Cambodia
  • Fashionistas flock to designer’s wedding
  • Entertainment

  • Show-biz celebrities’ other choices of summer getaway
  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Business

  • Top-selling insurance agent opens her dream café
  • Connecting and transacting with one another
  • Building wealth for health
  • Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space
  • A workplace of new possibilities
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Epiphany
  • Unpaid creditor vs distressed debtor
  • Moving on
  • From culinary desert to paradise
  • Response to China: ‘Usjaphil’
  • Global Nation

  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats
  • Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders
  • Filipinos in US poised for success
  • Visas for priests and other faith leaders
  • DOH to continue tracking co-passengers of OFW infected with MERS virus
  • Marketplace