Undefeated welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather says he isn’t the one to blame if fans in Las Vegas and television viewers did not enjoy his May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather beat Pacquiao by unanimous decision in a fight that broke pay-per-view and live-gate records and generated more than $600 million in revenue.
“… It’s not my fault that I was able to alleviate anything that he was able to do. Whatever you best attribute is, I take it away from you — disarm you,” Mayweather said recently to SiriusXM’s Shade 45 Radio.
“If people want to be upset, be upset with the guy that couldn’t set the trap for Floyd Mayweather,” he said. “Be upset with the guy that used to throw 1,000 punches but then resorted to throwing 400 punches."
Mayweather also insisted that his next fight will be his last and has said he refuses to give Pacquiao a rematch because he used his right rotator cuff injury as an excuse for losing.
Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) doesn’t have an opponent set at this time, although welterweight contender Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) has expressed interest in a fight and IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) saying he would drop down to 154 pounds to fight the 11-time world champion.
Mayweather fought Pacquiao at the 147-pound welterweight limit and has moved up from that weight to junior middleweight three times for fights against Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto.
“I don’t know at this particular time,” Mayweather said about his next opponent. “But I’m sure we’re going to find a style of guy that’s going to push me for the last fight. When I go out, I’m going to go out with a bang.”
- Scooby Axson