'Old news' Pacquiao is least of Floyd's worries
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is “old news” and the least of the worries of unbeaten champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to the American’s father and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr.
In an interview with On the Ropes Boxing Radio, Mayweather Sr. said his son is no longer even considering a potential bout against Pacquiao, which has been previously considered as the most lucrative fight in boxing.
“Floyd ain’t scared to fight Pacquiao, but we ain’t gotta worry about that,” Mayweather Sr. said. “Pacquiao won’t ever get in the picture now, we ain’t gotta worry about that. We got another set-up done, so we ain’t gotta worry about Pacquiao.”
“He’s the least of our worries, and right now, ain’t nobody thinking about Pacquiao. Everybody knows it’s Floyd’s show. Everybody knows it’s Floyd’s show now,” he stressed.
“Pacquiao can go. Nobody is worried about Pacquiao no more. Pacquiao’s old news.”
When informed that Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, still wants the mega-fight to happen, Mayweather Sr. only scoffed and said Roach was just after more money.
“(Roach) wants some more money in his pocket, that’s the only reason (he wants the fight). Ain’t no other reason. He knows Pacquiao can’t beat Floyd,” said Mayweather Sr.
“Freddie can forget about it now, because he should have enough money to go and be able to sit down somewhere,” he added. “He got enough money from stealing off everybody else and doing all that crooked stuff. He can go and sit down somewhere now.”
The Pacquiao and Mayweather camps tried numerous times to put together a mega-fight, but negotiations broke down each time due to disagreements over various issues, including drug testing and the revenue split.