Floyd Mayweather is a 41-year-old American who supposedly retired from boxing after beating Conor McGregor last August. After defeating McGregor his record managed to stay unchanged at 50-0. Floyd amazed boxing fans by claiming he is coming out of retirement. To fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch of their ‘super fight’ in 2015. Mayweather has been content with life away from the ring.
Anything that goes by as a potential rematch with McGregor under UFC regulations has been ridiculed. There have not been any signs that a reunion with Filipino great Pacquiao was on the cards.
Although Floyd has posted a video on his Instagram page that represents himself and Pacquiao meeting on Saturday. Along with a provoking caption that suggests the rematch is very much on.
“I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year, another nine-figure payday on the way!” – Mayweather.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao
Floyd also mocked Pacquiao for the shoulder injury that he claimed he suffered in the fallout of their 2015 bout. Floyd claimed this via unanimous decision after 12 rather moderate rounds. This fight was labelled as the ‘Fight of the Century’.
As a result of beating Pacquiao, Mayweather added the WBO welterweight title to the WBA, WBC, Lineal and The Ring belts that he already held. Floyd would only go on to fight two more times against Andre Berton and McGregor before hanging up his gloves permanently as he creates that impression.
Mayweather reportedly earned roughly $300 million for the McGregor fight, which was at the light middleweight class of 154 pounds.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao (60–7–2) has fought four times since that defeat. Pacquiao defeated a quality boxer in Matthysse as well as losing to Australian Jeff Horn in a July 2017 fight. This fight was controversially ruled a unanimous decision loss for the Filipino icon. While most would say Pacquiao is past his prime, he has shown great resiliency in the later years of his career.
Khan has also been linked with a domestic dust-up with long-term rival Kell Brook. Although he made it clear afterwards that he wants to fight Pacquiao instead of the Sheffield-born boxer and Mayweather’s latest claim could not only throw a spanner in those plans but give the British public the fight they want to see.
Khan believes that Manny Pacquiao is the bigger legacy fight, because he is such a big name. Khan wants to end his career with a stadium night and a world title fight.
“Obviously as a fighter, I’m going to go for the best option financially. But both fights are tough.” – Khan
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