Retired pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. admitted that his victory against Manny Pacquiao in May was the most important win of his career.

In an open boxing training session in Moscow, Mayweather wore a shirt that displayed the number “48.” Mayweather, who retired with an undefeated record of 49 wins and zero losses, said the no. 48 symbolises his triumph over the Filipino boxing icon, insisting that it was the most important victory of his illustrious boxing career.

“This [shirt] is in honor of my 48 th victory, which is the most important for my career,” Mayweather told Boxing Scene. “A lot of people said that I couldn’t win the fight. But I proved all of that wrong, and therefore the fight against Manny Pacquiao is the most important for me.”

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by a 12-round unanimous decision in May, but a lot of boxing fans were disappointed about the outcome of the match dubbed as the “Fight of the Century.” “Money” then opted for one final fight in September against Andre Berto, where Mayweather also won by unanimous decision.

Mayweather has been rumored to come out of retirement for a rematch with Pacquiao, but “Pretty Boy” has repeatedly declared that he has no plans of wearing his boxing gloves again.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao has reportedly chosen his opponent for his last fight in April. According to USA Today’s The Desert Sun, which cited The Philippine Star as its source, Timothy Bradley will be Pacquiao’s last foe in the Filipino’s swan song from the ring.

“Turns out Pacquiao was thinking about it, and after nearly a month of contemplation, the former pound-for-pound king has chosen Bradley as his next opponent, ” the report stated.

Bradley is coming off a solid victory last month, sending Brandon Rios into retirement. The rubber match between Bradley and Pacquiao will be the third installment of their fight series. Bradley won the first bout in 2012, while the former eight-division titlist won the rematch last year.

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