Pacquiao claims Mayweather can ‘no longer fight at an elite level’

Manny Pacquiao claims Floyd Mayweather can ‘no longer fight at an elite level’ and 40-year-old Filipino is only seeking ‘active fighters’

  • Manny Pacquiao insisted a big-money rematch is not likely to take place  
  • Filipino legend lost by unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather in 2015 
  • He said: ‘I am only looking at active fighters. Floyd is not active anymore’

Manny Pacquiao distanced himself from a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, insisting the ‘Money Man’ should stay retired if he cannot fight at an elite level anymore. 

The Filipino legend lost a unanimous decision to his great rival back in 2015 in a massive £470million showdown. 

There have always been murmurings of a potential second fight but Mayweather is unlikely to come out of retirement.

Manny Pacquiao (pictured) said Floyd Mayweather should stay retired if he is not on his level 

Pacquiao told World Boxing News: ‘Floyd is retired. He can no longer fight at the elite level I am fighting at, he should stay retired.

‘I am only looking at active fighters. Floyd is not active anymore.’

The 40-year-old is fighting Keith Thurman on July 20 for the WBA super welterweight title.

He added: ‘Right now, I can only see this fight and I already wish it was July 20.

The Filipino legend is preparing for a title fight with Keith Thurman on July 20 

Mayweather has retired from boxing and is pursuing other business interests

‘Keith Thurman is going to be surprised by what he sees from me in the ring in Las Vegas.’

But as he nears the end of his career, he wants to see the legend of the Pacquiao name continue through his son. 

Jimmel Pacquiao is training under Freddie Roach and his father has grand ambitions for his future. 




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