Floyd Sr: Pacquiao isn’t going to get Mayweather rematch
By Allan Fox: If Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) is waiting around hoping that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) will come out of retirement to give him a rematch, he can forget about it, according to his father/trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. He says Pacquiao is looking for the biggest payday he can get by wanting a rematch against Mayweather Jr.
It’s not looking like Mayweather Jr. will bother to come out of retirement to face the 37-year-old Pacquiao. Mayweather hung up his gloves last September after his 12 round unanimous decision win over an over-matched Andre Berto in an ugly mismatch.
At the time that Mayweather retired, he had an estimated fortunate of $400 million. Just how much of that money is left after three hard months of big spending by Mayweather is unknown at this point. For Mayweather to make a comeback, he’ll likely need to be near broke. That’s always a possibility, especially with the way Mayweather is blowing money on diamonds.
“Floyd Jr. ain’t fighting no rematch (with Pacquiao),” said an exuberant Mayweather Sr. “(Pacquiao) want a fight with Floyd Jr. He want the biggest payout, you know. That’s all that is. He want it but he ain’t gone get it,” Mayweather Sr. said to Thaboxingvoice.com.
Pacquiao is going to have to forget about the Mayweather rematch unless he can contact him and talk him into making the fight. Arum likely isn’t going to call Mayweather himself.
Unfortunately, it’s looking like Pacquiao will need to fight one of the three guys that his promoter Bob Arum wants him to fight.
Arum picked out Terence Crawford, Tim Bradley and Amir Khan for Pacquiao to select from. I’m kind of surprised that Arum let a non-Top Rank fighter into his list, because Pacquiao has been fighting a lot of Arum’s fighters from his Top Rank stable for the most five years, and you would think that this would continue into Pacquiao’s April fight.
Crawford is the guy that could very well wind up with Pacquiao on April 9th. Pacquiao would be doing Arum a favor by selecting Crawford. Floyd Sr. thinks that Pacquiao might lose to the 28-year-old Crawford. However, Floyd Sr. also thinks Pacquiao will be able to land his shots on Crawford because he doesn’t have great defensive skills in his estimation.
“I think he got a good chance,” Floyd Sr. said about Crawford having a chance of beating Pacquiao. “I think that Pacquiao will get some real good shots in on Crawford because Crawford ain’t defensive at all. He takes a lot of shots, too.”
Crawford is a defensive fighter when facing guys that are a threat to beating him. If you watch Crawford’s fights against Raymundo Beltran, Breidis Prescott and Yuriorkis Gamboa, he was very defensive in those fights. Crawford was hit a lot by Gamboa and Prescott, but not by Beltran. He did a lot of clinching in the Beltran fight.
Arum is pretty open about wanting Pacquiao to fight Crawford. I’m not sure that it’s going to turn Crawford into a star if he beats Pacquiao, however. If Pacquiao was younger and hadn’t just been beaten by Mayweather Jr, then maybe it might increase Crawford’s popularity.
At this point though it’s probably not going to do much for Crawford other than maybe increase his popularity to where he’s at the level of Arum’s other fighters like Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley.
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