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(NEW YORK) — After initially saying he would put off his September retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather has reconsidered and does not want to grant any rematch.
“Did I text Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yeah, but I change my mind. At this particular time, no, because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward,” Mayweather told Showtime.
“If you lost, accept the loss and say, ‘Mayweather, you were the better fighter,'” he added.
Mayweather won in a unanimous decision against Pacquiao last weekend in a fight that was profitable for both fighters.
Pacquiao revealed afterwards that he has a torn rotator cuff that he suffered while training before the fight, and that was a main reason he was unable to beat Mayweather.
“I’m not going to buy into the bulls— … and I don’t want the public to buy into the bulls—,” Mayweather said. “He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this.”
With the win, Mayweather improved his career mark to 48-0.
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