Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement

/ 05:18 PM July 17, 2019

LAS VEGAS—With the world title fight against Keith Thurman just days away, Manny Pacquiao doesn’t seem to be too inclined about a potential rematch with longtime rival Floyd Mayweather Jr.


Mayweather hasn’t fought in an official boxing match in almost two years after announcing his retirement following a 10th round stoppage of MMA star Conor McGregor in a crossover fight.

READ: Roach wants Pacquiao to get another crack at Mayweather 


And right now, Pacquiao has no plans of disrupting Mayweather’s post-retirement life.

“I don’t know. I’m active and he’s retired so I think we don’t need to bother him,” said Pacquiao with a smile as he sat sitting beside Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Let him enjoy his retirement.”

Manny Pacquiao talks to the member of the press after the grand arrival at MGM Grand. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

READ: Manny Pacquiao teases Floyd Mayweather rematch

Last September, the two legends met at a music festival in Tokyo, Japan, sparking new talks of a rematch that eventually flamed out.

The 40-year-old Pacquiao lost to Mayweather by unanimous decision in a megabout in 2015.

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