Background[ edit ] When the fight was announced, Mayweather was 38 years old and still undefeated, with a perfect professional record of 47 wins and 0 losses. At the time, plans were in motion for a rematch with Oscar De La Hoyawhich was going to take place September 20, At the time of his retirement, The Ring magazine had Mayweather ranked as the number 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, with Manny Pacquiao at number 2. Cause guess what? I beat Hatton when he was undefeated.
After losing to the undefeated boxer in , Pacquiao's trainer teased chances of the boxers facing off once again, claiming Pacquiao was more than ready to bring the pain to Mayweather following his impressive win against Keith Thurman on Saturday.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision.
I know we can do much better. We had an injury in that fight, but regardless, we lost a close decision.
I know Manny can do much better than that," he continued. A record 4.
While Pacquiao managed to land 81 punches during the match, a shoulder injury incurred roughly three weeks before the fight ultimately resulted in him performing below his regular average.
Now that Pacquiao is back to full health with a round win over Thurman, Roach claimed the year-old was ready to take another swing at Mayweather, 42, noting the champion's last few fights weren't with competitors that could give him a real run for his money.
I think it's a good time to catch him right now," Roach said. The trainer's comments only fueled speculation the men may actually box in a rematch. Not to mention, Roach's statements come following Pacquiao and Mayweather's latest round of words on social media.
Following Pacquiao's latest fight, Mayweather took to Instagram to diss his former opponent.