Floyd Mayweather has announced he is coming out of retirement to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch of their 2015 ‘superfight’.
The 41-year-old American, who retired from the ring after beating Conor McGregor last August came face-to-face with Pacquiao at an event in Japan as part of a global tour.
Mayweather has apparently been busy enjoying his retirement and there were no signs that a reunion with Pacquiao was on the cards.
But the American has posted a video on his Instagram page today (Saturday, September 15) showing the two meeting along with a caption suggesting the rematch will go ahead.
“I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year, another nine-figure pay day on the way!” Mayweather wrote.
The video shows Pacquiao taunting the American about how he now holds one of the belts that the pair fought over three years ago.
Mayweather replied: “I will take them from you like I did last time.”
Mayweather also mocked Pacquiao for the shoulder injury that he claimed he suffered during their 2015 bout.
By beating Pacquiao, Mayweather added the WBO welterweight title to the WBA, WBC, Lineal and The Ring belts that he already held, and he would go on to fight just two more times against Andre Berton and McGregor before apparently retiring.
During the same time, Pacquiao has fought four times, beating Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas and Matthysse as well as losing to Australian Jeff Horn.
The Pac Man is also the target for British welterweight Amir Khan. “Manny Pacquiao is the bigger legacy fight, because he is such a big name, and I want to end my career with a stadium night and a world title fight,” he said.
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