‘I retired for a reason’ – Floyd Mayweather rules out Manny Pacquiao rematch and will only fight ‘YouTubers or MMA guys’

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has ruled out a rematch with Manny Pacquaio – and will only fight stars from the YouTube and MMA worlds.

Pacquiao was ringside in Japan to see Mayweather’s latest exhibition match, in which he defeated Mikuru Asakura in two rounds.

Floyd Mayweather has ruled out a rematch with Manny Pacquaio

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Floyd Mayweather has ruled out a rematch with Manny PacquaioPhoto credit: Rex

The Filipino’s presence in the Far East fueled speculation of a rematch with his great rivals.

But Mayweather hit back: “I retired from the sport, and I didn’t let the sport take me away.

“I will always put myself in a position now where, just like I have, I fight at the highest level. I dictated and was in control.

“I’m not going in there with no former fighters, former world champions, to abuse my body even more. I retired for a reason.

“I’m here to have fun and enjoy myself, sometimes three rounds, sometimes eight rounds, with guys who will help me entertain people.

“I will not take the punishment to the point where I can barely walk or speak.

“Manny had a great career, but boxing retired Manny, Manny didn’t retire from boxing. There is a difference.

“Of course if I were Manny Pacquiao, would I go to an exhibition with Floyd Mayweather to get a payday? Absolutely I would.

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“But in this particular time, I love fighting guys who are 15-0, 8-0, guys who are older like me, or YouTubers or MMA guys.

“I will continue to do what I do and dictate and control.”

Pacquiao, 43, retired last year after losing to Yordenis Ugas, 36.

But after a failed presidential bid in the Philippines, the eight-division champion is linked with a boxing return.

He has already scheduled two shows, against DK Yoo in December and then with ex-sparring partner Jaber Zayani in February.

Mayweather, 45, retired professionally in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 34.

But he has since had four exhibitions, most recently against MMA featherweight Asakura, 30.

He had previously competed against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 24, YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, and former sparring partner Don Moore.

And Mayweather will return on November 13 in Dubai against YouTuber Deji, 25, brother of KSI, 28.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao together in Japan

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao together in JapanPhoto credit: Rex

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