Floyd Mayweather has 'zero interest' in rematch of 2015 superfight with Manny Pacquiao: Report

Floyd Mayweather is believed to have earned an estimated $300 million from the points victory over Manny Pacquiao, which remains the most lucrative fight in history and generated more than $600 million revenue

Agence France-Presse July 18, 2019 08:43:05 IST
Floyd Mayweather has 'zero interest' in rematch of 2015 superfight with Manny Pacquiao: Report
  • Leonard Ellerbe, chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, said not even the prospect of another lucrative payday would tempt Mayweather back into the ring

  • Mayweather is believed to have earned an estimated $300 million from the points victory over Pacquiao, which remains the most lucrative fight in history and generated more than $600 million revenue

  • Mayweather will be at ringside for Pacquiao's world title fight against Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday

Los Angeles: Floyd Mayweather has "zero interest" in coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after their money-spinning 2015 superfight, close confidante Leonard Ellerbe said Wednesday.

Floyd Mayweather has zero interest in rematch of 2015 superfight with Manny Pacquiao Report

Floyd Mayweather (left) stares at Manny Pacquiao during weigh-ins for their fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Reuters/USA TODAY Sports

Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, told the Boxing Scene that not even the prospect of another lucrative payday would tempt Mayweather back into the ring.

Mayweather is believed to have earned an estimated $300 million from the points victory over Pacquiao, which remains the most lucrative fight in history and generated more than $600 million revenue.

Pacquiao's long-time trainer Freddie Roach said last week he would be keen for the Filipino icon to set up a rematch with Mayweather after a frustrating defeat in the first meeting.

However while Mayweather will be at ringside for Pacquiao's world title fight against Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday, Ellerbe says there is no chance of a rematch.

"Floyd has no interest," Ellerbe told boxingscene. "He has zero interest. He’s been doing this all his life. And after a while, you get burned out. He's given the sport everything."

Ellerbe said Mayweather was instead happy in his retirement.

"He's very content," Ellerbe said. "He's living his best life. I just talked to him earlier today. We went over some business stuff. He's travelling, spending time with his kids, spending time with his family.

"He's doing all the things that he never got a chance to do because boxing has consumed his life ever since he was 5 years old."

Speaking to reporters last week, Roach said he was still bothered by Pacquiao's loss to Mayweather, when the Filipino's challenge was hampered by a shoulder problem.

"Hopefully we can get Mayweather to come to the table," Roach said. "I would like us to have one more crack at him."

"We didn't fight a great fight that night. Manny's shoulder didn't help at all. He's had surgery since then, he's 100 percent now. I would like us to fight Mayweather again because I didn't like the way we performed."

Updated Date:

also read

Anthony Joshua weighs in 19 pounds heavier than opponent Oleksandr Usyk ahead of title defence
Sports

Anthony Joshua weighs in 19 pounds heavier than opponent Oleksandr Usyk ahead of title defence

Britain's Joshua, 31, tipped the scales at 240 pounds (109 kilograms), with the Ukrainian challenger coming in at a career-high 221.25 pounds.

International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games
Sports

International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games

In a letter addressed to AIBA President Umar Kremlev, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper said the Olympic body's Executive Board has asked him and its Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer to "follow up" on the situation.

Anthony Joshua says heavyweight clash against compatriot Tyson Fury 'will happen'
Sports

Anthony Joshua says heavyweight clash against compatriot Tyson Fury 'will happen'

Talks of a unification 'superfight', which went on for months, appeared to be on the brink of ending in an agreement earlier this year only for a United States arbitrator to rule Fury had to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time.