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Pacquiao Blamed For Failed Rematch With Mayweather

And the blame game goes on
by Andrei Medina | Jan 9, 2017
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It’s been over a year and a half since the lucrative bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. billed as the “Fight of the Century” happened back in 2015.

Since then, both fighters went their separate ways with Pacquiao recently winning both a senate seat in the country and his recent boxing fight while Mayweather stayed retired.

Previously, talks about a rematch between the two were abound after their underwhelming first meeting inside the ring. However, the anticipated sequel just never happened.

According to Mayweather’s uncle Jeff, Pacquiao was to be blamed for supposedly botching the rematch which should have been a given based on their pay-per-view numbers, On the Ropes Boxing radio reports.

“The Pacquiao fight is not going to happen...The reason? Because Pacquiao wasn't man enough to just admit that he lost, without making up some bogus excuse,” he said.

The elder Mayweather was referring to Pacquiao’s widely reported claim of suffering from a rotator cuff injury during his bout with Floyd.

Floyd has since dissed Pacquiao over what he calls a fake injury saying that his rival should have just accepted him as the better fighter and went on with the rematch.

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Recently, renewed talks of a rematch between the two once again surfaced after Mayweather attended Pacquiao’s successful bout against Jessie Vargas last November.

But so far, Pacquiao’s camp is eyeing Jeff Horn (16-0-1), Terence Crawford (30-0) and Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1) as his next opponents.

Here’s to hoping that Pacquiao and Mayweather face each other in the ring one last time and give us fans a legendary fight before they both inevitably hang their gloves for good.

 

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