Manny Pacquiao “WANTS a rematch” with longtime rival Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao “WANTS a rematch” with longtime rival Floyd Mayweather this year, claims his manager … “but ONLY under exhibition rules” with both fighters already in retirement.

  • Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather faced off in Las Vegas in 2015
  • Dubbed the “Battle of the Century”, it was the best-selling bout in boxing history.
  • Now, Pacquiao’s manager said the Filipino wants a rematch with his rival
  • That desire comes with one condition that the fights be held with exhibition rules

Manny Pacquiao ‘love’ revenge with Floyd Mayweather this year, Filipino manager Sean Gibbons revealed.

Pacquiao and Mayweather faced off at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2015 in what was previously dubbed as the “Battle of the Century”.

Mayweather, who went on to retire with an unbeaten 50-0 record, won that fight by unanimous decision and fans were frustrated in the years that followed that no rematch took place for Pacquiao to try to exact his revenge.

Floyd Mayweather (left) and Manny Pacquiao (right) fought once before in Las Vegas in 2015

That could now change with the Filipino eager to return to the ring with Mayweather – provided any contest is held with exhibition fight rules.

“Let’s go,” said Sean Gibbons, head of MP Promotions PlanetSport when asked about the possible rematch.

‘[I] would love to see it but Mayweather wants none of that smoke because of his ego. Senator Pacquiao would love an exhibition if he came back, it would be this year – but that’s a big ‘if’. ‘

Mayweather made the decision to retire from professional boxing in 2017, defeating Conor McGregor in a lucrative crossover with the UFC star.

Mayweather (right) retired with a 50-0 record in 2017 after defeating Conor McGregor (left)

Mayweather (right) retired with a 50-0 record in 2017 after defeating Conor McGregor (left)

Since then he has focused on exhibition attacks, such as the one against Don Moore last month

Since then he has focused on exhibition attacks, such as the one against Don Moore last month

But rather than sit comfortably in retirement, Mayweather continued to earn huge sums of money from lucrative exhibition fights.

His first show came in 2018 with a brutal win against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

Mayweather destroyed the 20-year-old in an attack that saw him bid $ 9 million with Japanese MMA commercial RIZIN.

An eight-round contest with YouTuber turned Boxer Logan Paul followed last year and that went the distance, with Paul able to come into that fight 35 pounds heavier than Mayweather.

Mayweather was active only last month when he fought his former fighting partner Don Moore in the Middle East. After that screen he confirmed that another exhibition is heading to the region for later in the year.

‘Don Moore is still undefeated, we are both still undefeated,’ he said.

Pacquiao was recently unsuccessful in his bid to become the new president of the Philippines

Pacquiao was recently unsuccessful in his bid to become the new president of the Philippines

Pacquiao’s manager said an exhibition fight with Mayweather is captivating him this year

Pacquiao’s manager said an exhibition fight with Mayweather is captivating him this year

‘I will bring back another fight to UAE this year. It’s a secret. I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag now. But we have an opponent, and I choose the UAE. ‘

Pacquiao only retired last summer to focus on politics in the Philippines after a defeat against Yordenis Ugas.

The 43-year-old recently lost his bid to become president of the Philippines against Bongbong Marcos and is now reportedly aiming for his next move.

Pacquiao will realize that no fight in the history of the sport has sold more pay-per-view purchases than his match with Mayweather in 2015, which saw 4.6 million sales.

Both men won hundreds of millions of dollars for that fight and according to exhibition rules the two fighters may find an offer too good to reject.

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