Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has denied rumors regarding his rematch with Manny Pacquiao, who is now the newest World Boxing Association super welterweight champion.
In a video that spread on social media, Mayweather was seen talking about his rematch with Pacquiao on his way to Saudi Arabia.
The boxing star, however, reacted to the video that appeared on Arab News and noted that it was recorded a long time ago.
“The video that you all been seeing is false because I’ve been went to Saudi Arabia. I went there a long time ago,” Mayweather told a reporter from FightHype.com
He also mentioned that he went to Saudi Arabia in January, so that was already about nine months ago.
“I talked to them about me fighting there, just different fights, but they wanted me to specifically say Manny Pacquiao. And actually, we didn’t just talk about boxing; we talked about different events; us bringing different events out there,” Mayweather clarified.
At the end of his interview, he expressed content over his retirement and that there would never be a rematch for them.
On May 2, 2015, Mayweather defeated Pacquiao via unanimous decision. This has became one of the richest boxing fights, wherein Mayweather received $180 million while Pacquiao got $120 million.
Meanwhile, for Pacquiao’s camp, President Sean Gibbons of MP Promotion stated that they were not aware about the rematch news.
“100 percent the Senator [Pacquiao] is completely unaware of anything,” Gibbons said in his phone interview with The Manila Times on Monday