Report: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Discussing Potential Rematch

Bradley Whitaker
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Who wants to spend another $90 to watch Floyd Mayweather dance his way to victory against Manny Pacquiao?! We sure as hell don’t, but that could be happening according to an AFP report.

We all remember the “Fight of the Century” that was anything but. Mayweather won by unanimous decision in a bout where neither fighter looked the tiniest bit tired through 12 rounds. The fight can basically be summed up in this short Vine:

The 36-year-old Pacquiao is looking to retire in the spring to enter politics in the Philippines, while the 38-year-old Mayweather is finished with his Showtime contract and teetering on the edge of retirement. Although there’s no word from the Mayweather camp on a rematch, Pacquiao revealed to AFP he intends on fighting one more match.

“I will fight anybody, anywhere,” Pacquiao said, via Yahoo Sports. “I am going to fight probably before the election. The election is coming next year, May, and before that I will probably have one fight.”

The two fighters Pacquiao is rumored to be negotiating with are Mayweather and the 34-3 Amir Khan, who Pacquiao is yet to fight. But a Mayweather rematch would likely bring in more revenue, especially since Floyd would be going for 50-0 to break Rocky Marciano’s undefeated record of 49-0.

At this point in Pacquiao’s career, Floyd would likely defeat Manny who has aged much quicker than the undefeated champ, losing three of his last six fights. Of course, true boxing fans want to see Floyd take on the undefeated Gennady Golovkin in the prime of his career, but Mayweather seems to enjoy waiting for elite fighters to decline before stepping in the ring with them.