Pacquiao, stop crying, Floyd isn’t going to fight you again – says Jeff Mayweather
By Chris Williams: Jeff Mayweather wants Manny Pacquiao to stop crying about his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. from 2015 and forget about getting a second chance to fight him. Jeff says Pacquiao had his opportunity to fight Mayweather, and he lost, so it’s over with.
There’s no reason for the 44-year-old Mayweather to come out of his four-year retirement to fight Pacquiao, as he’s already making massive money fighting exhibition matches against YouTubers. According to Jeff, in Mayweather’s last exhibition against YouTuber Logan Paul, he made $60 million.
The crying Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez are both doing about their losses to Floyd annoy Jeff Mayweather, who wants to see them own their defeats and move on.
Jeff says Pacquiao can’t make Mayweather fight him again, so he should give up on the idea and enjoy the remainder of his career. Pacquiao has his own self to blame for his loss to Mayweather.
The Filipino star should have postponed the fight to have his injured shoulder operated on. Waiting until after the contest to have the surgery was foolish.
Stop crying, Pacquiao
“He retired three years, so stop talking about it. He [Mayweather] had you in the ring, he beat you, it’s over with, it’s done,” said Jeff Mayweather to iFL TV in telling Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach that Floyd WON’T give them a rematch.
“Why? He don’t need to,” said Jeff when asked if Floyd will never come out of retirement to continue his career. “I mean, one thing is this. Once a guy loses to you, he lost.
“So, I mean, Floyd doesn’t owe him [Pacquiao] anything. So he beat him, and he beat him easy. And, so it’s over with, stop crying, just like Canelo. Crying because they got beat by Floyd, but you only get one chance, you know?
“You can’t make nobody fight you because you lost. You lost, you lost. Accept it and move on with your career.
“If you’re making $60 million fighting YouTubers, why would you come back and fight a legitimate World champions for even $400 million because it’s not worth it. Floyd has been removed from boxing for almost four years.
“I mean, doing these other fights, yeah. Doing an exhibition with these guys that never really had fights, I mean, it’s great to make that kind of money,” said Jeff about Mayweather fighting exhibitions against YouTubers like Logan Paul.
Mayweather’s money for his exhibitions makes it unnecessary for him to come back and fight Pacquiao in a rematch.
Yordenis won’t be easy for Pacquiao
“Ugas is a tough cookie,” Jeff said when asked about his thoughts on the Pacquiao vs. Yordenis fight for this weekend.
“It’s not going to be an easy fight, but at the same time, if you give a guy two weeks to get ready for a fight of this magnitude, that makes it tough,” Jeff said about Ugas only have two weeks to prepare for Pacquiao.
“He’s [Yordenis’ making a great payday, so it’s worth it. You got to take the risk. It doesn’t matter,” said Jeff when asked if Pacquiao will be troubled by having to fight the right-handed Ugas after training for the past six weeks to prepare for the southpaw Spence.
“No, this guy [Pacquiao] has fought everybody. He’s got over 50 fights. He has enough fights to know how to deal with anyone. That’s not a problem. He’s one of the top fighters in the history of boxing.
“It’s one of those things with Pacquiao that no one is ever really going to know until that day shows up, and it could be on Saturday,” Jeff said on whether Pacquiao has gotten too old.
“I don’t think so, but at the same time, I don’t know, and I’m sure even Pacquiao doesn’t know. I mean, I think it’s a great fight for the fans. They did get someone [Yordenis] who is respectable, can fill the bill, and make it interesting.
“I’m always expecting Pacquiao to be great because, I mean, he’s always done well against anyone and everyone, and he always puts his best foot forward,” Jeff said when asked about his prediction on the Pacquiao vs. Yordenis fight.
“I’m looking to see the best of Pacquiao, but, of course, not the same Pacquiao that we’ve seen in the past, but still the Pacquiao that is one of the greatest fighters to ever put on a pair of gloves.
“And I think that we’re going to see a little bit of that, and I think he’s going to win. I think he’s probably going to win probably by decision,” said Jeff Mayweather.
Pacquiao could lose this fight, and it doesn’t matter how well he performs. When you’ve been out of the ring for 2 years, like Pacquiao, and you’re 42, you can’t expect to perform the way you used to.
Ugas would have been a problem for Pacquiao even in the prime of his career between 2008 and 2010, but he’s now eleven years past that. It won’t surprise Chris Williams in the least if Ugas beats Pacquiao and knocks him out on Saturday.
With only 2 weeks to prepare for the Ugas fight, Pacquiao is begging for trouble, showing overconfidence by electing to use the Cuban talent as his replacement.
If anything, Pacquiao should’ve used Robert Guerrero or Victor Ortiz as his substitute opponent when Errol Spence Jr suffered his eye injury and was forced to pull out.
Guerrero and Ortiz are already on Saturday’s card, fighting in the co-feature bout, and one of them would have jumped at the chance to fight Pacquiao.
Jeff wants Pacquiao to fight Crawford or Spence
“Yes, I think, either one,” said Jeff when asked if he’d like to see Pacquiao fight Spence or Terence Crawford in his next fight.
“Either Crawford or either one would be great because it would be kind of the passing of the torch for Pacquiao’s career because me being honest, I just don’t think he could beat a 100% Spence or a 100% Crawford. I don’t think so, but you never know.
“They’ve both been removed for too long for me to know what they can do,” Jeff said when asked about his thoughts on the co-feature bout this Saturday between Robert Guerrero and Victor Ortiz on the Pacquiao vs. Ugas card.
“Two years removed from the sport, that’s a long time, and I don’t know what they have. But I think it’ll be entertaining,” said Jeff on the Guerrero vs. Ortiz fight.
It would be a good passing of the torch fight for Pacquiao to fight Crawford or Spence next, but we don’t know if he will beat Ugas. If Pacquiao loses to Yordenis, he can forget about passing the torch to Spence or Crawford.
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