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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

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

They re past their prime, but good luck! - Top Rank s Bob Arum to Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr

On the sidelines of the official press conference of the Jerwin Ancjas vs. Alejandro Santiago press conference in San Francisco, Top Rank Chief Bob Arum gamely elaborated on his comments on the possibility of a second Pacquiao versus Mayweather Jr. fight. The 86-year old executive admitted to how he reacted the first time he heard the news of Floyd and Manny trying to put together a second fight.  “Here we go again! The last time it took them five years to make it happen, maybe this time it will take them four?” Arum said.  Sarcasm aside, Arum wished both fighters luck and explained why Top Ranked will not be involved whatsoever this time around. “Well you know good luck to them," Arum added. "I really sort of have my doubts whether it will happen, but if it happens, at least though you know they make considerable money, and this is boxing, this is a business."  "You know as far as Top Rank is concerned, the reason I said we would not be involved is that we're doing almost three events a month here. Every weekend, where we're off with our next show, is two weeks from now in Omaha and then a week later in Las Vegas with the Japanese middleweight champion.” he continued.  Arum himself did not pull his punches in calling both fighters out as clearly beyond their best years.  “So we really don't have time for fighters who you know, are really past that peak. Whatever you say about them, will it be an entertaining fight? I don't know, I think so because, I mean that those two were great, they were great fighters in their time and I think there'll be a lot of nostalgia, so you know, I'm not saying, I'm not criticizing the fight, We just don't have time to get involved” The last time the media heard from either Pacquiao or Mayweather Jr.’s camp was rumours of a formal announcement possibly happening in Manila, with both fighters present. But to this day nothing has materialised......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Floyd Mayweather: No Pacquiao rematch in December 2018

It seems Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not ready to jump into the ring to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch in December as fight fans had wished and hoped for......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Mayweather to impress in Tokyo first before Pacquiao showdown

MANILA, Philippines – It seems like Floyd Mayweather is taking his challenge for Manny Pacquiao's welterweight belt seriously as he is planning a tune-up bout in Tokyo, Japan. “I know everybody heard about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but before the Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch, I will be back in Tokyo for a huge ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Mayweather wants tune-up fight before Pacquiao rematch

A rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will have to wait a little longer......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Pacquiao to Mayweather: Easy fight, huh?

Manny Pacquiao’s eyes lit up trying to imagine himself inside the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a rematch that should happen as soon as possible......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Expect an attacking Manny Pacquiao if there is a rematch with Floyd Mayweather

MANILA, Philippines – If ever Manny Pacquiao fights with Floyd Mayweather Jr again, the Filipino boxing icon intends to play the aggressor's role throughout the bout. “Tingnan natin kung paano niya gagamitin ang apat na corner ng ring (Let's see how he will use the four corners of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Pacquiao: Rematch with Mayweather a ‘big possibility’

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said there’s a “big possibility” that his rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. will push through......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Pacquiao: Rematch with Mayweather a ‘big possibility’

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said there’s a “big possibility” that his rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. will push through......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Not everyone is excited about possible Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch

Nobody saw it coming. Retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. has challenged Sen. Manny Pacquiao to a rematch after an unlikely meeting between the two in Japan. News of the possible rematch spread after Mayweather posted an Instagram video of him having a heated exchange of words with Pacquiao during what appeared to be a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Mayweather says Pacquiao rematch on cards this year

LAS VEGAS: Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said Saturday (Sunday in Manila) he would face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight. In a posting on Instagram, Mayweather said he would come out of retirement to fight Pacquiao, three years after scoring a comfortable points victory over the veteran [...] The post Mayweather says Pacquiao rematch on cards this year appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Mayweather-Pacquiao 2

Floyd Mayweather Jr. teased the boxing world the other day by saying he would come out of retirement to do a rematch with Manny Pacquiao in December......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Bob Arum not getting involved in Mayweather, Pacquiao rematch

Top Rank Promotion head Bob Arum expressed no interest in getting involved in the possible December rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. saying it is up to the people to see “two old men fighting.” “Everybody has a choice. I would not get involved,” said Arum in an interview with The Manila Times. [...] The post Bob Arum not getting involved in Mayweather, Pacquiao rematch appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he s coming back for a Pacquiao rematch

It looks like Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Part 2 is happening after all. At least that's what "Money" is saying.  On his Instagram account, Mayweather posted a video, Saturday evening, with the caption "I'm coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure payday on the way".  The video shows Mayweather interacting with the recently-crowned WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Pacquiao in Japan.         View this post on Instagram                   I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way @mayweatherpromotions A post shared by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on Sep 15, 2018 at 3:51am PDT Mayweather, 41, is a five-division boxing world champion with a perfect 50-0 professional boxing record, but has been mainly retired since September of 2015. Mayweather returned to the ring in 2017 for a big-money superfight against UFC star Conor McGregor, winning via tenth-round TKO.  Pacquiao, 39, is boxing's only eight-division world champion and is the reigning WBA welterweight titleholder.  Mayweather and Pacquiao crossed paths in May of 2015 in one of boxing's most highly-anticipated bouts. Mayweather defeated Pacquiao via Unanimous Decision after twelve rounds......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Floyd Mayweather to come out of retirement, fight Manny Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – A Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao rematch could be in the works. On Instagram, Mayweather bared that he will be coming out of retirement to face the Filipino boxing superstar in what is expected as another blockbuster bout.  "I'm coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another nine-figure payday ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Mayweather meets Pacquiao in Tokyo, says rematch coming

Again, accidentally or otherwise, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. bumped into each other, sparking fresh rumors of a rematch between the two boxing legends......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Mayweather to ‘un-retire for Pacquiao

It was a chance encounter that WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao and undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. turned into an unexpected media event to announce intent to do their much-awaited rematch in December......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Mayweather s pal backs Pacquiao rematch

Four-time world kickboxing champion Dino Newville, who manages a gym supported by Floyd Mayweather Sr. in this Michigan city, said the other day a rematch between newly-crowned WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will erase doubts on the outcome of their first meeting, insisting it should happen “for the good of the sport” before they finally retire......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Sink Floyd! Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Manny Pacquiao has called on Floyd Mayweather to come out of retirement for a rematch, saying "let's do a second one" after powering to his first KO win in 9 years . The fighting Philippines senator known as "Pac-Man" took on the dangerous Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018