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[05/07/15 - 04:12 PM]
Exclusive, Candid Interview with Floyd Mayweather to Premiere Saturday on Showtime(R)
In the interview, Mayweather addresses the claim made by Pacquiao's camp that the Philippine fighter sustained an injury to his right shoulder that hampered his ability during the bout.

[via press release from Showtime]

EXCLUSIVE, CANDID INTERVIEW WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER TO PREMIERE SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME(R)

Mayweather Goes In-Depth on Pacquiao Injury, the Possibility of a Rematch and Fighting Beyond Next September

SHOWTIME Premiere of World Championship Bout - Mayweather vs. Pacquiao - at 9 p.m. ET/PT Followed by Exclusive Interview and the Premiere of "INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO Epilogue"

NEW YORK (May 7, 2015) - Sports Emmy(R) Award winning reporter Jim Gray of SHOWTIME Sports(R) sat down with pound-for-pound champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather for an exclusive and candid interview late Tuesday night, just days after Mayweather dominated Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao en route to a 12-round unanimous decision victory last Saturday night in Las Vegas. The interview will premiere this Saturday, May 9, on SHOWTIME immediately following the network's premiere of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao (9 p.m. ET/PT).

In the interview, Mayweather addresses the claim made by Pacquiao's camp that the Philippine fighter sustained an injury to his right shoulder that hampered his ability during the bout. Mayweather also discusses the possibility of a rematch with Pacquiao and fighting beyond his next scheduled event in September.

"Absolutely not," Mayweather told Gray when asked if he could detect a problem with Pacquiao's shoulder during the bout. "He was fast. His left hand was fast. His right hand was fast and he was throwing them both fast and strong.

"Excuses, excuses, excuses," continued Mayweather, who remains undefeated in his professional career with 48 wins, no losses and no draws.

"I'm not going to buy into the bull---... and I don't want the public to buy into the bull----. He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this."

Mayweather goes on to address the possibility of a rematch.

"Did I text Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yeah, but I change my mind," said Mayweather. "At this particular time, no, because he's a sore loser and he's a coward... If you lost, accept the loss and say, 'Mayweather, you were the better fighter.'"

The compelling interview will air immediately following the SHOWTIME premiere of the welterweight world championship unification bout at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The interview will be immediately followed by the premiere of INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO Epilogue, the acclaimed original documentary series from SHOWTIME Sports.

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