Pacquiao Still Wants Mayweather Rematch
Floyd Mayweather looks like he won’t come out of retirement any time soon right now; however, Manny Pacquiao is holding on to the hope he does for a rematch of their 2015 clash.
The two competed in one of the most financially successful and highly-anticipated fights in boxing history, with Mayweather defeating Pacquiao in a unanimous decision. The fight saw 4.6 million pay-per-view purchases and shattered records but saw much criticism for being lackluster in comparison to the fight fans hoped for.
Pacquiao, now 40 years old, claims he entered the bout with a shoulder injury and had surgery days after the fight to correct it.
Rumors of a rematch between him and the now-42-year-old Mayweather came up last year, with Mayweather even posting to social media in September that he and Pacquiao would meet three months later. Such a fight would not happen, however, and Mayweather would end up competing in an exhibition bout with Tenshin Nasukawa in RIZIN.
“If he really comes back and fights with me, then that’s good for me,” Pacquiao said. “We can show who is the real winner. I would be healthy. [The rematch] means a lot.”
Mayweather has not officially competed since coming out of retirement in 2017 for the “Money Fight” with UFC star Conor McGregor, stopping the former two-division UFC champ in the 10th round.
Pacquiao, meanwhile, will compete in a WBA Welterweight Title fight next week against Keith Thurman.
Original Story: The Press Telegram