Mayweather is Coming Out of Retirement to Fight Manny Pacquiao Again

Boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather (50-0) and Manny Pacquiao (60-7) are apparently facing each other in the boxing ring once again.

Reportedly set in December of this year, the upcoming bout between the 41-year-old American and the 39-year-old Filipino will be a rematch of their 2015 fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, which Mayweather won via a 12-round unanimous decision.

Mayweather broke the news on Saturday by announcing on Instagram that he will be coming out of retirement to fight Pacquiao.


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I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure pay day on the way @mayweatherpromotions

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“I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure payday on the way,” Mayweather wrote, alongside a video showing the two boxers exchanging words at an unspecified event.

In the short clip, Pacquiao can be heard taunting Mayweather as he now holds one of the belts they fought over three years ago.

In response, Mayweather replied, “I will take them from you like I did last time.”

Pacquiao also posted a video on Twitter, writing the words “50-1 #NoExcuses”  in the caption, apparently hinting about his plan to tarnish Mayweather’s currently perfect professional boxing record.   

In their much-hyped first fight billed as “Fight of the Century,” Mayweather earned an estimated $220 million, while Pacquiao earned around $100 million.

Mayweather retired in 2015 but returned to the ring last year to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor. Mayweather won the fight with a knockout, his first in a decade.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao is also coming off his first knockout win in nearly nine years after defeating Lucas Matthysse in July.

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