Floyd Mayweather sat down with Showtime Sports’ Jim Gray for an exclusive interview special, where he talked about Manny Pacquiao, the possibility of a rematch, and fighting beyond September of 2015.
“He’s embarrassed. He was a beat fighter,” Mayweather said. “There’s a difference between a great fighter and TBE. I proved that I’m the best. Excuses, excuses, excuses… I knew it was coming. I knew it. I’m not gonna buy into the bullsh*t. I don’t want the public to buy into the bullsh*t. He lost. He knew he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this. You fight. If you lose, it’s ok. Mayweather was the better man.
“A true champion can bounce back,” he continued. “Come on, it’s ridiculous. I won. I knew I won. I knew I’m the fighter. We fight 10 times, I’mma win 10 times. We fight 20 times, I’mma win 20 times. We fight 100 times, I’mma win 100 times. Manny Pacquiao is just not a better fighter than me, no where around the board.”
When asked if he noticed that Pacquiao was bothered by his shoulder injury, Mayweather said “absolutely not.”
“He was fast. His left hand was fast, his right hand was fast. He was throwing em both, fast and strong,” he said. “When it’s all said and done, he was a beat fighter, from Round 1.
“Manny Pacquiao, you not on my level. Manny Pacquiao, you will never be on my level, period… simple and plain. If you lost, accept the lost and say, ‘You know what? Mayweather, you are the better fighter.’ It’s ok to be #2. It’s ok to be right behind me. It’s ok.”
In regard to a rematch, he previously said he was willing to do, Mayweather now says no.
“I’m upset, I’ve very upset. Did I text Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yeah, but I change my mind. At this particular time, no, because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward,” Mayweather said.
“No, I don’t wanna do business with them anymore. Bad business on that side.”