Mayweather says Pacquiao a ‘sore loser’ and ‘coward’

Floyd Mayweather said in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he’s not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao “because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward.”

The interview was recorded late Tuesday night and will air Saturday night after the network’s replay of boxing’s richest fight, which Mayweather won by decision last weekend in Las Vegas to stay undefeated.

Asked if he thought Pacquiao was hampered by the right shoulder injury that later required surgery, Mayweather tells Jim Gray, “Absolutely not.”

“Excuses, excuses, excuses,” he said later.

“He was fast,” Mayweather insists in quotes released on Thursday. “His left hand was fast. His right hand was fast and he was throwing them both fast and strong.”

Using an expletive for emphasis, Mayweather adds that “I’m not going to buy into” it, “and I don’t want the public to buy into” it.

He lost,” Mayweather said. “He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this.”

Mayweather acknowledges that he earlier texted ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to say he welcomed a rematch.

Pacquiao spokesman Fred Sternburg quoted the fighter’s surgeon, Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic clinic in Los Angeles, as saying he could not be “more pleased with the results” and fully expects Pacquiao to make a full recovery.

Pacquiao asked for a pain killing shot before the fight for his shoulder, but was denied by Nevada boxing officials because they weren’t aware previously of the injury.

Pacquiao said he thought he could fight after suffering an injury to the shoulder three weeks ago in training. He said he hurt it worse in the fourth round, when he landed some of his best punches of the night.

Nevada boxing officials are considering disciplinary action against Pacquiao for not disclosing the injury on a form the day before the fight.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN