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Pacquiao is fine with Mayweather not giving him a rematch

Floyd Mayweather Jr Manny PacquiaoBy Chris Williams: Former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao says he doesn’t mind that Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t be giving him a rematch. Pacquiao says he understands that Mayweather is retiring from the sport so he’s not going to hold it against him for failing to give a rematch.

Pacquiao wants to know if Mayweather will be sanctioned for having reportedly used an IV drip to rehydrate the night before their fight on May 2nd.

It doesn’t look like Mayweather is going to be sanctioned for the use of an IV drip, because the USADA is saying they were informed by Mayweather about him using the IV drip. Also, the Nevada State Athletic Commission doesn’t appear to be interested in sanctioning Mayweather at all. There’s probably not going to be any sanctioning of Mayweather so it’s not really relevant to talk about it.

“I’m OK. Whether there is a second (bout with Mayweather), it’s not a problem,” Pacquiao said to the Associated Press. “I heard he has retired, so it doesn’t matter. What I want to know and clarify is if he committed an offense, how will the rules be applied?”

Pacquiao is going to have to live with his loss to Mayweather, and just be happy that he got the chance to fight him and get a big payday. The money that Pacquiao got for the Mayweather fight was likely equivalent of four his normal fights.

Pacquiao might have done better against Mayweather if he had postponed the fight to have his shoulder injury repaired. It might have pushed the fight forward to 2016, but at least Pacquiao wouldn’t have fought with a debilitating injury. By fighting with an injured shoulder, Pacquiao hurt his chances of beating Mayweather.

Pacquiao shouldn’t have taken the fight because if he wasn’t 100%, then he didn’t belong in the same ring with Mayweather. Even with the injury, Pacquiao should have fought harder than he did. He fought passively and didn’t attack Mayweather nearly as hard as he should have for a fighter trying to beat Mayweather.

Pacquiao went on to say that he doesn’t pick his opponents, but he’s willing to fight the top contenders in the division when he returns to the ring in 2016. Pacquiao is right about him not choosing his opponents. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is the one who picks his opponents, and the chances are that he’s not likely to be matched up with anyone interesting in his final year of his contract with Top Rank.

It would be very surprising if Arum matches Pacquiao against someone really good or interesting. In Pacquiao’s three fights before Mayweather, he was matched up against Chris Algieri, Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios. There were arguably better fighters than those guys for Pacquiao to have fought, but we didn’t see those fights get made.

Bradley would arguably get beaten by many of the top contenders in the division, and the only reason he’s holding the WBO title now because he was matched up against Jessie Vargas rather than someone that could beat him like Errol Spence, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, Marcos Maidana and Amir Khan.

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