Pacquiao Won't Retire Until Floyd Rematch

Rex Christensen
November 9, 2018

The former five-weight world champion has already beaten UFC's Conor McGregor in a boxing match in August 2017, extending his unbeaten record to 50 wins, before more recently considering potential bouts with UFC's Khabib Nurmagomedov, and, Pacquiao.

However, Mayweather is set to make a fighting comeback, announcing in Tokyo on Monday that he will face Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31.

Manny Pacquiao intends to make sure it is a "clear decision" for the victor if, as planned, he faces former foe Floyd Mayweather Jr. next year.

Pacquiao promised that if he gets the rematch, the result will be different "as there will be no excuses".

Pacquiao, at 39-years-old, believes that he has several fights left in the tank. Whether or not the rematch is still a possibility, Espinoza added that Pacquiao is taking a big risk in facing Adrien Broner in January 2019 and that it would not be the safest route to a rematch as Broner stands a strong chance at beating Pacquiao. Mayweather emerged victorious with a win in 2015, but Pacquiao had been adamant about getting a rematch.

Brock Lesnar Scheduled For WrestleMania 35 Under New Deal
There's no word yet on when that rematch might take place, but it would likely be before WrestleMania 35 season gets underway. It leaves the door open for a potential fight against UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

Billed as the "Fight of the Century", the first contest between the two took place in 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, with Mayweather winning by unanimous decision.

Although one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history, Pacquiao's defeat was widely considered a flop by both fans and critics alike.

"He is coming back and we are talking about a rematch but we have to deal with these fights first", Pacquiao said of Mayweather. He didn't throw a lot of punches, but won the fight. We met in Japan and he said he wanted to have a rematch; not this time but maybe after the January fight.

United States heavyweight champion Wilder is putting his WBC belt and 40-0 unbeaten record on the line when he faces Fury in Los Angeles on December 1.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article