Mayweather wants to break Rocky Marciano record with Pac-May2
The Best Ever (TBE) wants to be the The Greatest of All Time (GOAT) by topping one of sport’s most hallowed records – Rocky Marciano’s unblemished 49-0 record (43 knockouts). American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has agreed to a rematch Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao just three days after winning by unanimous decision in the “Fight of the Century” and pushed Mayweather’s record to 48-0. “I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” Mayweather said in a text message ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.
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Pacquiao is expected to undergo surgery for a rotator cuff tear according to surgeon Neal ElAttrache who was the surgeon of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, had said he would love a rematch after critizingMaywather for running very well in the May 2 fight. Shortly after the Pacquiao fight, Mayweather declared that his contractual fight in September would be his last which would allow him to equal Marciano’s 50-year old record. He previously said he has no desire to surpass Marciano’s record. But Associated Press’ Tim Dahlberg reports: “There will be pressure to continue. Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0 could be broken with two more fights, and the MGM is building an arena on the Las Vegas Strip that Mayweather could open next spring if he keeps fighting.”