Floyd Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao looked 'amateurish and beatable' during points victory over Timothy Bradley
Floyd Mayweather can't resist have a dig at Manny Pacquiao, claiming he was unimpressed with Filipino's points victory over Timothy Bradley
Floyd Mayweather has continued to taunt Manny Pacquiao, admitting that he watched the Filipino fight for the first time in almost four years against Timothy Bradley and thought his rival "amateurish and beatable".
"I'm seeing something totally different in Pacquiao," said the 10-time world champion, unbeaten across five weight divisions. "But still, that don't make me say, 'Oh, I'm going to go out there and fight him', because he's still with Bob Arum and I'm with Mayweather Promotions."
Mayweather, speaking ahead of his welterweight unification fight with Marcos Maidana on May 3 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, explained how he had perceived the Pacquiao-Bradley fight, which the Filipino won convincingly on points at the same venue.
"I don't see the same 'pop' in Pacquiao's shots. He also gets tired and he wasn't getting tired before. So, I'm seeing something totally different. Me? I'm still sharp, I'm still smart, I'm not getting fatigued.
"Those are the things that I see. I don't know if you guys see it but that's what I see."
Mayweather believes Bradley looked too musclebound. "He had lifted too many weights in training, was fatigued early, and was making a lot of mistakes, falling off balance and fighting like an amateur. He looked like he was just getting ready to look good at the weigh-in.
"I think both fighters fought like amateurs. I thought Pacquiao fought like an amateur too, and I wasn't pleased with his performance. He got the victory but I wasn't pleased with his performance at all."
Mayweather insists he will never fight an opponent who fails to subscribe, pre-fight, to the US Anti-Doping Agency drug-testing protocol.
Then there was a dig at Maidana, who is currently working with strength-and-conditioning coach Alex Ariza.
Ariza was previously with Pacquiao, and Amir Khan, who fights Luis Collazo on the May 3 Las Vegas card.
"In the Adrien Broner fight, Maidana was a lot stronger than in his past fights," Mayweather suggested. "I don't know if Alex Ariza played a major role. When I sit back and look at Pacquiao v Bradley, I've noticed that ever since Ariza has not been with Pacquiao, there's been a total change in his power.
"I look at things like that, and I question things like that to myself. But I don't worry about anything and I'm not saying nothing about Ariza, because I think he's a pretty cool guy. I don't really know him."