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Floyd Mayweather: “I think Pacquiao’s an unbelievable fighter”

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Floyd Mayweather (right) attended the VIP screening of “Freelancers,” a forthcoming film starring friend 50 Cent (left), this week in L.A. (Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather made his first public appearance this week since his Aug. 3 release from a Las Vegas jail after serving two months of a three-month sentence in a misdemeanor battery case.

The No. 1 boxer in SI.com’s pound-for-pound ratings attended the VIP screening of Freelancers, the forthcoming crime-drama film starring Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mayweather’s friend and business partner.

While on the red carpet, Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) made his first comments to the press since his release, briefly acknowledging longtime rival Manny Pacquiao.

I think Pacquiao’s an unbelievable fighter, and hopefully we can make the fight happen in the future.

Top Rank’s Bob Arum traveled to the Philippines on Monday to meet with Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) to discuss the fighter’s prospective opponents for a planned Nov. 10 fight. The leading candidates are Timothy Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Miguel Cotto.

– SI.com staff

  • Published On Aug 10, 2012
  • 7 comments
    RogerAsenieroCadag
    RogerAsenieroCadag

    The world is going to end!! I just know it.  Mayweather is acknowledging, no, praising Manny!  Please nooooo!!!!

    R2
    R2

    manny against broner.. good sellable fight! thats if floyd dont want the fight!!

    Estong
    Estong

    He will fight the Pacman when he is very very sure that Pacquiao is no longer a threat to his health.

     

    reggy
    reggy

    Floyd, to see is to believe you're the no.1 P4P boxer. Challenge Pacquiao in the ring to prove who's who the real no. 1 P4P...

    GlenVillanueva
    GlenVillanueva

    And when is that? Like 10 more yrs from now? I bet you'll go beat up you wife and harass your kids so that you could stay behind bars.

    TyreeRufus
    TyreeRufus

    @GlenVillanueva Are u mad he still undefeated?

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