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Floyd Mayweather unlikely to have rematch with Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather unlikely to have rematch with Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather has played down the prospect of a rematch against Manny Pacquiao.

The boxing icon will make his UK debut in the ring when he takes on former 'Geordie Shore' star Aaron Chalmers tonight (25.02.23) but has little interest in another bout against the Filipino great after beating him in 2015.

Mayweather told Boxing UK: "We had a chance to do it when it really counted, for all the marbles. I was able to go out there and generate crazy numbers. We had a chance to do it and you know what the result was. My focus is Saturday - that’s why I’m here, to entertain people and the United Kingdom. Blood, sweat and tears. I’ll tell Manny Pacquiao to be the best you can be at whatever you’re doing."

The American's last professional fight was in 2017 but he has taken part in a number of money-spinning exhibition contests since and is keen to pass on his knowledge and ability to other fighters.

He said: "These exhibitions keep me motivated to say in shape. I go to the boxing gym regularly and help young fighters, give them pointers.

"I help put them in the position to be the next Floyd Mayweather, the next Manny Pacquiao. I’m looking for up-and-coming talent and pushing them to be great. If I was taking brutal punishment I couldn’t do it anymore. My career was great because of my defence. My faculties were important to me. I retired from the sport and I didn’t let the sport retire me."

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