On and on the saga goes. Tomorrow night on Showtime, an exclusive interview with Floyd Mayweather and Jim Gray will air. Part of it has already been sent out, and now we have a video clip to further hype the sit-down chat. In it, Mayweather makes clear how he feels about Manny Pacquiao after their fight, the shoulder injury talk, and more.
"Manny Pacquiao, you're not on my level. Manny Pacquiao, you will never be on my level. Period. Simple and plain," Mayweather says to the camera. "Accept the loss and say, you know what, Mayweather, you know what, you was the better fighter. It's OK to be number two. It's OK to be right behind me. It's OK."
Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO) initially said he'd consider a rematch with Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO), but now has shot that down, calling Pacquiao a "coward" and a "sore loser."
Maybe this is all just fuel to make the perhaps inevitable 2016 rematch something more, though. They certainly can't sell it as a rematch of the fight that disappointed so many paying customers, and it's hard to argue simply on Pacquiao's shoulder injury that he deserves another shot, too. If Mayweather "goes back to" his villain persona, and dogs Pacquiao for months on end, maybe that will pick up the slack.
Also, if you're scoring along at home, Mayweather shrugs 13 times in 15 seconds.