While he has received all kinds of offers to get back into the ring since announcing his retirement in 2017, after facing and defeating two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather he never regretted ending his career with a professional record for 50 wins, no draws or losses.
Because of his unique fighting style and sharp tongue outside the ring, Money has made more than one enemy throughout his career. One of them, also because for several years he competed in the race for being the best pound for pound, is Manny Pacquiao. However, the American is far from thinking that the Filipino has lived up to it.
In that sense, and although the Pac-Man is still in activity, Mayweather referred to the biggest difference that, in his opinion, has always existed between the two: “My faculties and everything I got come first. Health is wealth and that’s why I hung up the towel. Paquiao fights because he has to. I fight if I want”, expressed in dialogue with the rapper Fat Joe.
The only time the two fighters met, on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather was victorious by unanimous decision.thus managing to retain his belts from the WBA, WBC and The Ring welterweight division, and snatching his WBO title from Pacquiao.
Money pointed out that back then – and still today – many critics tried to minimize what was one of his big victories, but made it clear that none of that moves the needle: “They keep saying he wasn’t at his best, but I’m two years older than Pacquiao. The same thing happened when I fought De La Hoya. Whatever happens, it’s never good enough.”he concluded.