Mayweather camp says Pacquiao fight 'meaningless'
Floyd's uncle says Pacquiao doesn't have a chance
MANILA, Philippines – The Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight has already lost its glitter, at least to non-Pacquiao fans, according to a member of Mayweather’s family.
“Jazzy” Jeff Mayweather, one of Floyd’s uncles, said the supposed mega-bout has become “meaningless” since Pacquiao lost via knockout to Juan Manuel Marquez.
“What does it mean now? The fight only means something to Pacquiao fans, it doesn't mean nothing to anyone else,” Jazzy Jeff said in an interview with On the Ropes Boxing Radio.
The former fighter and now boxing trainer also claimed that Pacquiao has himself to blame for not making the superfight.
“I think that it's one of those situations in which Pacquiao had a chance to take the fight and he chose not to,” said Jeff.
He said that by turning down Floyd’s conditions, the Filipino fighter made it look like he didn’t deserve the superfight.
Among the conditions imposed by Floyd were Olympic-style drug testing and getting the upside of the fight revenue.
“They can point the finger all they want to, but Floyd offered him $40 million. Maybe it was Bob [Arum] that turned it down, or whatever the case maybe. But if you're a fighter, you have enough power to say, ‘Look, I want this fight’ and you didn't do it, you don't deserve the fight,” said Jeff.
“I'm not gonna ever say that Pacquiao did this or Pacquiao did that, but when somebody asks you to take a test, there's red flags if you say no."
Jeff added that he sees no point in pitting the two fighters against each other since it is obvious who the winner will be.
"The reality is this, Pacquiao really has no chance of beating Floyd, and, in all honesty, he never had a chance," he said.