Manny Pacquiao challenges Floyd Mayweather for a rematch

Paola Ditto
Luglio 19, 2018

"Much more - train smart and avoid being overtrained - that Manny Pacquiao is going to beat a lot of people and still a very, very unsafe fighter". Pacquiao and Mayweather in May 2015 fought a much-hyped but ultimately underwhelming bout, which Mayweather won by unanimous decision.

"Mayweather? If he decides to go back to boxing then that is the time we are going to call the shots", Pacquiao said following his knockout win over Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "I have the belt, so it's up to him".

"The way he looked", said legendary boxing scribe Carlos Irusta when asked about Pacquiao's one sided beating of the Argentine champion.

Mayweather has been retired since he defeated Andre Berto in September 2015. He came out of retirement last summer to box UFC icon Conor McGregor in another superfight before hanging up his gloves again.

But what about now with a 39-year-old Pacquiao and 41-year-old Mayweather? He's searching for his next opponent and also floated the idea of fighting Amir Khan the near future.

While Pacquiao has been linked with fights against Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko, when comparing their overall star and fame compared to Amir Khan, the Khan fight would make more financial sense for Pacquiao as a bigger fight worldwide.

But those potential Pacquiao opponents wouldn't have the same pulling power as Mayweather, would they?

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