Boxing’s bad boy Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally addressed some of the rumors that have been circulating about him. In an interview with Fighthype.com, Floyd expressed himself freely in regards to the upcoming Shane Mosley versus Manny Pacquiao boxing match scheduled for May 7. Floyd also discussed the possibility of a potential fight with Pacquiao; something boxing fans have craved for years.
Floyd Mayweather was quick to disregard rumors about a potential comeback fight against Paul Spadafora. Floyd claimed he currently didn’t have any opponent in mind, and assured boxing fans he would be quick to inform them when he finally did.
When asked what he thought about the upcoming fight between Mosley and Pacquiao, Floyd didn’t seem impressed by the Filipino boxer, referring to him as “leftovers.” Floyd was obviously referring to the fact that Pacquiao has made a habit of challenging boxers that he has already dominated
Ever since boxing fans started speculating about a potential fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao, some have claimed Mayweather is scared of Manny. Floyd didn’t mince words in regards to the subject. While talking about the Mosley versus Pacquiao fight, Floyd said:
“The thing is this, Floyd Mayweather has never been scared of Manny Pacquiao at all. Never! At all! All he’s doing is fighting my leftovers and he just keeps saying that I’m scared. All I say every day is this, just take the test! Floyd’s scared of you? Okay. If I’m scared of you, why won’t you take the tests? Why are you scared to take the test?”
Hopefully, both boxers will eventually figure something out and a contract will be worked out between the two. The money such a fight will generate for both fighters is something I can’t really see either of them passing up.
For now Pacquiao has to focus on Mosley, as a loss to him will remove the chances of a fight with Floyd. The odds are in Manny’s favor, but I won’t completely rule Mosley out. After all, for a moment, Mosley had the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world in trouble.