Pacquiao in denial about loss to Mayweather

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By Chris Williams After almost a year and half since his one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao still thinks he did enough to win their fight in May 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three judges felt differently than Pacquiao in scoring the fight 118-110, 116-112, andn116-112, all for Mayweather.

The boxing world and the large crowd at the MGM Grand felt comfortable with the decision, as there was no complaining afterwards. The only complaining there was from the angry fans resulted from Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) revealing that he had taken the fight with an injured right shoulder.

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Roach says he regrets letting Pacquiao fight injured against Mayweather

pac777By Chris Williams: In a startling confession, trainer Freddie Roach says that he was against letting his fighter Manny Pacquiao take the fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May because the Filipino was injured and not capable of being his best for the fight.

Roach, 55, says he wanted to cancel the fight with Mayweather, but other people felt that if the fight didn’t take place at that time then it would likely never happen at all. Roach doesn’t say who the other people are that were in favor of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight still going ahead, but you can guess who the major players were.

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Roach: Pacquiao and Mayweather will fight one more time

roach6By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach says that he believes that Manny Pacquiao will fight on past his April 9th fight if he looks good against whoever he’s matched against. Roach thinks that Pacquiao will stick around long enough to fight a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he feels there’s too much money for the two fighters not to face each other a second time.

Whether Pacquiao continues to fight beyond April could come down to who his elderly promoter Bob Arum matches him up against, because the Harvard educated promoter wants to match him against counter puncher Terence Crawford.

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Is Mayweather afraid of a healthy Pacquiao?

Image: Is Mayweather afraid of a healthy Pacquiao?By Allan Fox: Former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) has made it quite clear in the last two weeks that he wants a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) on April 9th in his last fight so that he can get a chance to clear up his previous loss to Mayweather on May 2nd of this year. But instead of Mayweather agreeing to the fight, he’s continuing to say that he’s retired and won’t be coming back.

This is something that is hard for most boxing fans to understand because Mayweather has a chance of adding another $100 million to his fortune. He’s said to have between $200 and $400 million.

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Mayweather says Pacquiao negotiations are TOTALLY FALSE!

Image: Mayweather says Pacquiao negotiations are TOTALLY FALSE!By Chris Williams: In response to the recent statement from Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) that he’s in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) for a rematch next year in 2016, Mayweather says that is “totally false,” according to ESPN. He says he’s retired and he’s not coming back to the sport.

The 36-year-old Filipino surprised boxing fans recently when he said that he was in negotiations with Mayweather for a rematch. This is the second time in the last couple of months that Pacquiao has done this, and it makes you wonder where his head is at right now.

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Should Mayweather give Pacquiao a rematch?

Ruslan ProvodnikovBy Allan Fox: Manny Pacquiao surprised everyone on Tuesday when he said that he’s still negotiation a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a rematch between them in 2016. It’s unclear whether Pacquiao was being on the level when he said he was negotiating with Mayweather though, because the American star’s CEO of his Mayweather Promotions organization Leonard Ellerbe had this to say about a second fight against Pacquiao: “Mayweather is retired, end of discussion.”

Pacquiao isn’t hiding his desire for a second fight against the 38-year-old Mayweather, saying “I don’t know yet who my opponent is next but we’re still negotiating right now about the rematch with Floyd Mayweather so hoping for that.”

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Pacquiao still hoping for Mayweather rematch!

floyd3By Tim Fletcher: While Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is talking up a fight between Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and Top Rank promoted Terence Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs), Pacquiao is saying that he still has his eyes on a rematch with boxing’s No.1 superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) next year.

That’s the fight that Pacquiao wants. Arum seems to have other ideas though. He really, really wants Pacquiao to fight Crawford on April 9th in Pacquiao’s final fight of his career. Pacquiao has a good reason for wanting a rematch with Mayweather though.

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Pacquiao says shoulder 80-90% healed, wants Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny PacquiaoBy Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) appears to have made a miraculous recovery from his shoulder surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff. Just five months after surgery, Pacquiao is reportedly saying that his right shoulder is now at 80-90% full strength, and he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) in a rematch.

Pacquiao is now saying he thinks he can beat Mayweather with a perfectly healthy shoulder. However, Pacquiao hasn’t even started training yet, so it’s impossible to know if his shoulder will be able to hold up to the wear and tear normal training, especially when he starts getting hit in that area by big shots from the sparring partners.

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Pacquiao denies speaking with Mayweather about rematch

Mayweather and PacquiaoBy Allan Fox: Despite the reports that Manny Pacquiao said had discussions with Floyd Mayweather Jr. about a rematch in 2016, Pacquiao is saying that he didn’t have any talks with Mayweather. However, Pacquiao says he’d be interested in fighting Mayweather, Juan Manuel Marquez, Tim Bradley and Amir Khan.

Pacquiao plans on fighting only one more time and then retiring from the sport if he gets elected into the senate in the Philippines in May. Pacquiao seems to be pretty confident about getting elected. But if he doesn’t then it’s going to be interesting to see if he chooses to hang up his gloves after one more fight.

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Arum denies Mayweather-Pacquiao discussions are taking place

1-LR_MAYPAC ARRIVAL-TRAPPFOTOS-9717By Chris Williams: Earlier on Thursday, there was a report by AFP that talks were underway between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a possible rematch in 2016. The title of an article by AFP was that a rematch with Mayweather was possible for Pacquiao or a fight against Amir Khan.

However, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum flatly denied that there are any talks between him and Mayweather in an interview with Yahoo News, and he doesn’t understand what Pacquiao said because he knows of nothing about a rematch between the No.1 fighter in boxing Mayweather and Pacquiao.

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