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Mayweather Announces Rematch with Pacquiao

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Floyd Mayweather has said he is coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao.

The undefeated American boxer posted a video on his Instagram Page of the pair meeting informally at what appeared to be a music event. They exchange words but it is hard to hear exactly what is said.

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

Filipino fighter Pacquiao has so far not commented, and there has been no official confirmation or other details released.

Mayweather, 41, won on points when the pair fought each other in May 2015, but the fight was widely considered to have fallen well short of the hype. Both boxers earned tens of millions after record-breaking pay-per-view sales.

A rematch had been speculated for years after the two met in a ballyhooed 2015 fight. Undefeated Mayweather scored a unanimous decision that earned him an estimated $220 million. Pacquiao later said he was hampered by a right shoulder injury.

Mayweather was back in the ring in 2017, winning by a technical knockout over mixed martial arts world champion Conor McGregor to run his boxing record to 50-0. He earned a reported $300 million and McGregor $100 million in one of the richest fights in history.

The American was last in the ring in August 2017 for another bumper payday against UFC star Conor McGregor.

He “retired” again after winning the fight which was rumoured to have earned him around $300m. Pacquiao, 39, is now a senator in his home country but remains the current WBA welterweight champion.

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