Mayweather gloats: I am not thinking about Manny


Anyone but Manny Pacquiao.

That’s the adamant stance taken by Floyd Mayweather Jr. following another masterful performance against Saul Alvarez Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) in Las Vegas.

“I am not thinking about Manny Pacquiao,” Mayweather told Agence France-Presse when asked about his possible opponents in the near future.

The unbeaten American may be running out of credible foes, but he continues to ignore calls by boxing fans that he fight the Filipino eight-division world champion.

Despite a bum decision loss to Timothy Bradley and a brutal knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao is widely perceived to be the only fighter capable of putting a blot on Mayweather’s immaculate 45-0 card.

For Pacquiao to appear on Mayweather’s radar, though, the fighting congressman from Sarangani province must first dispose of Brandon Rios on Nov. 24 at The Venetian Macao.

Lawyer Jeng Gacal, Pacquiao’s legal counsel and close aide who watched Mayweather give the previously unbeaten Alvarez a virtual boxing clinic, said he is losing hope that the flamboyant American will fight Pacquiao.

“He (Mayweather) doesn’t really want to risk his unblemished record,” said Gacal, newly elected councilor of Gen. Santos City where Pacquiao plans to train initially for the Rios tiff.

Gacal said a new physical conditioning expert will arrive soon to replace Alex Ariza, who was fired by trainer Freddie Roach.

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  • mars jupiter

    The pacquiao camp said that Mayweather is only concern of protecting his unblemished record. That is a little bit presumptuous. Why? Are they sure Manny can beat Mayweather? Manny has been dismal in his last two fights. He lost clearly to timothy bradley and was sent to dreamland by juan manuel marquez. Why they are too confident that Manny is the one who can blemish Mayweather’s record when Manny’s performance in the last two fights are below par.

  • Scrapper Keeper

    Not a fan of Pacquiao, but c’mon. The simple question is why doesn’t Mayweather want to fight Pacquiao when he keeps fighting boxers who are clearly not at par with him? The answer to that question is simple too. Mayweather wants to protect his number of loss rather than fight for the number of wins.

  • jayjay

    madaming nagsasabi na si canelo alvarez na ang tatalo kay mayweather even pacquiao thinks ma KO ni canelo si floyd pero one sided ang laban, and we keep thinking na si manny lang ang tatalo kay floyd, but IMHO ganon din ang mangyayari, the best way is for manny to fight canelo kung ayaw ni floyd, kung matatalo ni manny si canelo better than floyd maniniwala uli akong may chance si manny, chance lang ha., but for now hindi bias na opinyon di mananalo si manny, lets just stop dreaming.

  • LizaAraneta

    Too late for this now. I hope Manny Pacquao’s obssesion to fight Marquez again and again was worth it.

  • Roger Kaputnik

    He is not thingking about Manny, but he is always talking about Manny. :-)

    • Kamoteng Baging

      In fairness to Floyd, they asked him about Manny.

      • Roger Kaputnik

        and still he keeps talking.

  • Pitbulldog

    He might be able to defeat Manny. Pero mas malamang si Manny lang palagay ko ang bubugbog sa kanya ng husto.

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