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Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch is unfinished business, says Manny Pacquiao

Over the weekend, social media went into a frenzy as Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. announced on his Instagram account that he would be coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao. It was easy to shrug the news off, but then Pacquiao responded on his Instagram with a post of his own and fueling the talks of a potential rematch. As it turns out, the little Instagram back-and-forth could actually turn out to be a legitimate fight announcement.  According to Senior Ring Magazine writer Mike Coppinger, the rematch is already in the advanced stage of negotiations, with the fight being planned for Las Vegas and December 1 or December 8 as target dates. Breaking: Talks for #MayweatherPacquiao2 are in the advanced stages and it’s expected there will be contracts out this week, according to industry sources. Once finalized, the fight will likely land in Las Vegas and two target dates are Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 — Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) September 17, 2018  In his first interview since the interaction with Mayweather, Pacquiao basically confirmed that the fight is happening.   "Well, he’s announcing his comeback from retirement, so he wants to fight, he challenged me, he wants get my belt." Mayweather has mostly been retired since late-2015, returning to action last year for a big money super-fight with UFC star Conor McGregor. Pacquiao on the other hand, has remained active, save for a brief eight-month retirement perioid in 2016. Last July, Pacquiao captured his eleventh-world championship by defeating Lucas Matthysse for the WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pacquiao himself confirmed that he and Mayweather are indeed in negotiation-mode, without giving away too much information.  "Right now we’re in the middle of negotiations, hoping to finalize that." Pacquiao shared with Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News. "Sa ngayon, pag-uusapan pa yung negotiations, we’re in the middle of negotiations, so hindi pa natin masabi kung kailan or kung ano yung exact date." "I’m always available. I’m always available for him." Pacquiao added.  @mannypacquiao says @FloydMayweather wants his belt and they will continue to discuss details of planned superfight #MP #TMT pic.twitter.com/nZCOW4sByN — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 17, 2018 I’m always available for him . @mannypacquiao to @FloydMayweather #MP #TMT pic.twitter.com/5nf01HrZz3 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 17, 2018 If the fight does push through, it will be a highly-anticipated rematch of their 2015 bout, which saw Mayweather emerge victorious via Unanimous Decision after twelve rounds.  For Pacquiao, he feels that he has some unfinished business with the unbeaten fighter, which is why he's pushing for the rematch to happen.  "Ang importante ay matuloy na para makita, para hindi unfinished business yung kaming dalawa. Para bang nanakawan tayo ng panalo and matagal na panahon ang hinintay natin." The eight-division boxing world champion is confident that he can come out with the win this time around.  "Right now, alam ko na yung gagawin ko." As far as his training is concerned, Pacquiao has yet to reveal where he'll be holding camp. For his bout against Matthysse, Pacquiao held camp in his gym in General Santos, with close friend Buboy Fernandez overseeing matters.  "Kung saan man ako mag-training, basta I’ll put myself through strict and disciplined training." the 39-year old boxer-turned-statesman said.      @mannypacquiao on @FloydMayweather as unfinished business pic.twitter.com/YiUU3gdAhI — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 17, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnSep 17th, 2018

Boxing: Manny Pacquiao looks for first WBA title defense against Adrien Broner

Eight-division boxing world champion and current reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao returns to Las Vegas for the first time in two years as he looks to defend his title for the first time against American four-division world champion Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).  Pacquiao, who turned 40 just last December, continues to defy age as he goes for an impressive 15th world title defense.  Many believe that even at his advanced age, Pacquiao still has what it takes to compete at the highest level of the sport.  The boxer-slash-senator is coming off one of his most impressive performances in a long while, knocking out Argentinian brawler Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds to capture the WBA's secondary welterweight world title.  Now, Pacquiao makes his highly-anticipated return to the boxing capital of the world as he looks to successfully defend the title against a tough challenger.  Broner, eleven years Pacquiao's junior, is also looking to add another milestone to his already impressive resume, as the Ohio native is looking to capture his fifth world championship in as many weight divisions.  Aside from a fifth world championship, AB is also looking to break a back-to-back streak of winless bouts after losing to Mikey Garcia and then going to a draw with Jessie Vargas.  A win for Pacquiao could mean even bigger things in the future, with the rumblings being that a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be in the works, should the Filipno boxing icon take care of business on fight night.  For Broner, a win over Pacquiao instantly becomes the biggest on his resume and he once again holds world title gold, nearly four years after his last world champioship win. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Pacquiao s Plan A: Mayweather in May

Unless it’s the rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao will have to set aside his plans of returning to the ring in May......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Gerry Peñalosa likes Danny Garcia for Manny Pacquiao

While Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is making up his mind whether or not to fight WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao, former two-time world titlist Gerry Peñalosa said yesterday Philadelphia brawler Danny Garcia would be a perfect opponent for the Filipino icon in case the Money Man from Grand Rapids bails out of a rematch......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Is Mayweather stalking Manny?

Talk of a rematch between WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. started to gain ground when the boxing icons got together in a supposedly accidental encounter before over 100,000 revelers in an electronic music festival called Ultra Japan at the Odaiba Park in Tokyo last September......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Manny Pacquiao meets Steph Curry, Floyd Mayweather Jr. in LA

Manny Pacquiao is enjoying his time in the U.S. after defending his WBA Welterwight title against Adrien Broner.  The eight-division world champion watched the Golden State Warriors rip the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, and got to meet some fellow sports stars as well. A day after his LA residence was reportedly broken into, Manny and family apparently met Warriors star Stephen Curry in the dugout, as captured by Joe Vardon of The Athletic. Steph stopping to say hello to Pacquiao and family pic.twitter.com/4zTAmSuXC9 — Joe Vardon (@joevardon) January 22, 2019 The 40-year-old boxer also shared a moment with former rival Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was watching courtside before they dapped each other up.          View this post on Instagram                     A post shared by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on Jan 21, 2019 at 11:32pm PST The Pacman has been vocal about wanting Mayweather to come out from retirement for a rematch of their blockbuster bout last 2015. Aside from meeting fellow athletes, Manny was treated to a show. Klay Thompson went off for 44 points, going 10-for-10 from deep to start the game en route the Warriors' comfortable 130-111 win over the Lakers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Manny Pacquiao: Filipino challenges Floyd Mayweather to a rematch

Manny Pacquiao: Filipino challenges Floyd Mayweather to a rematch BBC Sport Manny Pacquiao challenges five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather to a rematch, if the American comes out of retirement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather Jr. greets Manny Pacquiao before title bout

Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao was greeted by former rival Floyd "Money" Mayweather backstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to his title defense against Adrien Broner, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).  #PacBroner pic.twitter.com/ltR8zcCYA9 — Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) January 20, 2019 Mayweather Jr. approached the Filipino boxing icon as he was warming up and making last-minute preparations before his in-ring return in Las Vegas.  The two shared the ring back in May of 2015, with Mayweather emerging victorious via unanimous decision after 12 rounds.  According to rumblings however, it may not be the last time that the two mix it up inside the boxing ring.  Rumour has it that if Pacquiao can get past Broner, it could set up a possible rematch with "Money" later this year.  Mayweather, a five-division world champion with an unparalleled 50-0 professional record, officially retired from boxing in 2015, but came back in 2017 for a mega-money fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor, which he won via TKO in the tenth round.  The 41-year old Mayweather is coming off a one-round destruction of Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match in Japan back in New Year's Eve.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Mayweather to watch Pacquiao vs Broner, fuels rematch talks

      LAS VEGAS, USA – If ever Floyd Mayweather Jr does show up at ringside of MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night, January 19 (Sunday, January 20, Manila time), it could spell trouble for Adrien Broner. That's because Manny Pacquiao will be fired up to stage a dominant performance in their battle ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Roach bares Pacquiao s options if Mayweather says no to rematch

Should he get past Adrien Broner here on Saturday (Sunday Manila time), Manny Pacquiao will train his sights on a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Pacquiao, Mayweather to fight in July?

Manny Pacquiao said he’s not thinking of the rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. until he’s done with Adrien Broner......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Source: Pacquiao vs Mayweather rematch eyed for July

Negotiations for the rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have started with the fight being planned for July, according to a source with knowledge of the dealings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Adrien Broner: I don t care about Mayweather and Pacquiao | Inquirer Sports

Adrien Broner couldnt care any less about the rumors surrounding a potential Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch. The possibility of a second installment between Pacquiao and Mayweather wa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Is Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 dead? | The Manila Times Online

If the coming Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner World Boxing Association welterweight championship bout is designed to serve as a prelude to a lucrative Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch, the Filipino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Is Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 dead?

If the coming Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner World Boxing Association welterweight championship bout is designed to serve as a prelude to a lucrative Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch, the Filipino titleholder looks…READ The post Is Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 dead? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Broner to Pacquiao: Forget Mayweather

Adrien Broner said Manny Pacquiao is making a terrible mistake thinking of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather ahead of their Jan. 19 clash......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Broner to Pacquiao: Forget Mayweather

Adrien Broner said Manny Pacquiao is making a terrible mistake thinking of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather ahead of their January 19 clash......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Pacquiao teases Mayweather rematch after January bout

NEW YORK, USA – Filipino veteran Manny Pacquiao revealed Monday, November 20, he has spoken with Floyd Mayweather about a possible sequel to their 2015 superfight, but said no decision would be taken on a rematch until the New Year. Speaking in New York to confirm details of his January 19 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Mayweather rematch closer as Pacquiao signs to face top PBC fighters

MANILA, Philippines – A potential blockbuster rematch  between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather moved a step closer as the Filipino icon confirmed he has signed with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). Eight-weight world champion Pacquiao said he would close out his storied career by facing "top PBC fighters" in announcing late Monday ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Adrien Broner or Andre Berto for Manny Pacquiao before Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

The word is WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao will stake his crown against either Adrien Broner or Andre Berto, tentatively in Las Vegas on Jan. 19, before he takes on undefeated and “un-retiring” Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a much-awaited rematch sometime next year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Throw Manny a Broner before Money rematch?

Adrien Broner's name has been floated as Manny Pacquiao's next possible foe. But that doesn't rule out the blockbuster rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. In fact, it is shaping up.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018