Mayweather calls Pacquiao a sore loser
- Updated: May 7, 2015
Floyd Mayweather, who recently said he was open to a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, tells Showtime’s Jim Gray that he’s changed his mind.
The interview airs on Saturday night after the replay of their May 2 clash at 9 p.m. ET / PT as Gray allows Mayweather to give his take on his unanimous decision win, as well as Pacquiao’s injured shoulder, for which he underwent surgery for this week.
Mayweather tells Gray that Pacquiao is coming up with “excuses” and that he seemed just fine in the fight.
“I’m not going to buy into the bull—… and I don’t want the public to buy into the bull—-. He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this,” said Mayweather.
Not convinced that Pacquiao’s performance was altered in any way, Mayweather added, “He was fast. His left hand was fast. His right hand was fast and he was throwing them both fast and strong.”
As for his reported text message to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith in which he initially said he’d be willing to face Pacquiao again, Mayweather said he no longer feels that way.
“Did I text Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yeah, but I change my mind,” said Mayweather. “At this particular time, no, because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward… If you lost, accept the loss and say, ‘Mayweather, you were the better fighter.’”