Mayweather vs Pacquiao Rematch Off The Table For Now

June 19, 2015

In what will definitely not be the final chapter of the back and forth saga of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather told Stephen A. Smith he’d give Manny a rematch after his final Showtime fight in September according to Yahoo Sports. Bob Arum and Top Rank made it clear that they want a rematch.

With the ball in his court, a place where Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is as comfortable as anyone, he changed his mind. He was upset about what he saw from Manny post-fight, not saying Floyd was the better man, but blaming his undisclosed ailing shoulder for the defeat. He called Manny a “sore loser” and a “coward”. He said that Manny’s punches were fast and hard from both sides and that he saw no sign of any injury from his Filipino opponent.

We know how this argument is going to end: it isn’t. Manny just went in for surgery on his torn rotator cuff with a nine-month recovery timetable. So the question is does the world want to see a rematch after a less than stellar first bout?

VFD gives brands the opportunity to capitalize on the value of sports marketing. This fight was nothing less than a cash cow and don’t underestimate the value of another massive payday in influencing both fighter’s decisions. It will be interesting to see what happens and the ball is in Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s court.