Errol Spence believes Floyd Mayweather is too smart to come out of retirement and fight him in his prime.
The IBF welterweight king defended his title with a comprehensive decision win over Mikey Garcia on Saturday and is already weighing up options for his ring return.
Both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were ringside as part of the 47,000 crowd at the AT&T Stadium to watch Spence’s biggest fight to date, prompting questions to the champ about whether he’d like to face them.
“That is where the real money’s at,” the 29-year-old admitted on Speak For Yourself when asked about Mayweather, “But Floyd retired.
“I actually talked with Floyd and Floyd said he has no ambitions of coming back. So Floyd’s gone.
“I don’t think he’s scared.
“Floyd’s a smart businessman, he’s very smart with how he goes about things, calculated.
“So I don’t think Floyd will fight me, I’m young, I’m in my prime, we sparred before so we have history.
“So I don’t think that he’ll come out of retirement to fight somebody that’s as young, as in his prime and as skilful as myself.”
Pacquiao, however, is an entirely different story.
The 40-year-old Filipino legend is still active and competing at a high level in the welterweight division, explaining Spence’s decision to call him out after beating Garcia.
“He just beat Adrien Broner on pay-per-view,” Spence continued, “He actually holds the record for the most tickets sold at the AT&T Stadium.
“I feel like it only makes sense for me and Manny Pacquiao to fight back at the AT&T Stadium and break his record, maybe have 70,000 seats there.”