Mayweather was even seen exchanging pleasantries with executives from Pacquiao's promoter, Top Rank. I make smart moves, and like I said before, I'm happy with where my career has went."So if Mayweather is so content away from the bright lights, why show up to the Pacquiao fight?
Following the victory, Pacquiao revealed he invited Mayweather to his fight, and the Filipino senator has been calling for a rematch of their revenue-record shattering affair ever since. The all-time great told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday in Brooklyn — where he was on hand to promote his fighter Badou Jack's unification title fight vs. 14 — that in no uncertain terms he's retired for good and that he doesn't have the itch to fight ever again. The former five-division champion says he simply decided to go "at the last minute" to "do something different" with his daughter.
Since Conor Mc Gregor was pulled from UFC 200 in April for refusing to fulfill his media obligations, there have been talks of the Irish superstar making the jump to boxing to compete against undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather.
While at that time talks progressed to the point that Colin Cowherd even announced the targeted date for the bout, the fight never materialized.
According to UFC President Dana White however, that isn’t the case.
He spoke on UFC Unfiltered: “He is not fighting Floyd Mayweather. It’s never going to happen,” “If you look at the any fight anybody has ever talked about at the time was Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Those guys were in the same sport.” “I’m not taking anything away from Floyd.
While Helwani claims that this is no reason for concern, many fans are beginning to grow impatient with this fight as the speculation cntinues to grow, with no deal made between the fighters yet.He enjoys traveling the world too much to give it up."A lot of fighters in the sport of boxing may want to retire, but they have to fight because they have to," said Mayweather, wearing dark shades and a polka dot suit. Oh, and he had great seats, too, which he thanked the Pacquiao side for. God only made one thing perfect: my boxing record."But will that record forever stand at 49-0? "I don't have to fight."I just made 0 million for fighting Pacquiao. It was Mayweather himself, though, who stated earlier this month the door is "absolutely" open to a ring return. So that's why I know when I contradict myself, it doesn't mean I'm crazy."When someone puts up something I said in the past like, 'Oh you said this, this day, well you said this, that day,' I can contradict myself. Now, on the heels of Mc Gregor’s UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez last month, which saw ‘Notorious’ claim the UFC lightweight championship and become the first ever simultaneous two-division UFC champion when he picked up a second round TKO win over Alvarez, talks of a Mc Gregor-Mayweather boxing match have once again picked up steam.With both men reportedly interested in the fight, one could believe that the fight could finally happen.