Floyd Mayweather: I've lost 'a lot of respect' for Manny Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather said in an interview with Showtime's Jim Gray that he has lost respect for Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision in their long-awaited fight in Las Vegas on May 2. He later sent a text to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith earlier this week saying he would be willing to give Pacquiao a rematch.
In the interview, Mayweather reportedly said he's changed his mind about a rematch and called Pacquiao a "coward" and a "sore loser."
After the fight, Pacquiao revealed that he was dealing with a shoulder injury. He will likely be out of action for the next 9-12 months after he has surgery to repair a tear in his right rotator cuff, but Top Rank promoter Bob Arum had said Pacquiao would be up for a rematch with Mayweather next year.
Asked for his assessment of Pacquiao and his shoulder injury, Mayweather said in the interview, "He's embarrassed. He was a beat fighter."
Mayweather added that he knew "excuses" would be made after the fight.
"I'm not going to buy into the bull----," Mayweather said. "I'm not going to buy into the bull----, and I don't want the public to buy into the bull----. He lost, he knows he lost, and I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this."
Mayweather, 38, has never lost a fight in 48 tries as a professional. He said after Saturday's bout that he will fight once more in September and "then it's time for me to hang it up."
"I won, I know I won, I know I'm the better fighter," Mayweather said in the interview. "We fight 10 times, I'm going to win 10 times; we fight 20 times, I'm going to win 20 times; we fight 100 times, I'm going to win 100 times.
"Manny Pacquiao, just, he's not a better fighter than me."
The complete interview airs Saturday night on Showtime.