Ahead of his victorious return bout over Korean MMA YouTuber DK Yoo, Manny Pacquiao was asked by boxing media if there was any opportunity for a rematch between him and Floyd Mayweather.
The Filipino boxing great was interviewed by FightHype.com days before his exhibition match in Korea. The question was a natural one to ask. Money Mayweather is also active in the exhibition circuit since hanging up his gloves on an impressive 50-0 career. Mayweather won convincingly over him during their 2015 megafight.
“I don’t think he’ll do a rematch with me,” Pacquiao said of the Oregonian. “I don’t think so. What I thought is that he’s scared to death to fight again.”
Pacquiao is also confident of his chances of beating Mayweather should they meet again. He claimed that he kept himself in shape since retiring in 2021. His display against Yoo showed OKBET’s boxing experts that he’s still capable of throwing powerful punches.
The prospect of the two boxing legends squaring up more than seven years after their epic battle will tickle the imaginations of boxing fans. While both fighters are no longer in their physical primes, they’ve shown in the exhibition matches they starred in that they’re formidable boxers to fight against.
Analysts would predict another Mayweather win should the two book a rematch. The highly technical fighter still holds a stylistic edge over the Filipino slugger. If they ever fight again, PacMan would have to pull off a tactical overhaul to get even with Mayweather.
Manny Pacquiao Also Open to Fighting McGregor
Besides Mayweather, Pacquiao would also relish the opportunity to trade blows with former UFC fighter Conor McGregor.
The Notorious McGregor showcased his gritty yet technical boxing chops against Mayweather during their 2017 bout. While Conor did well in his boxing debut, his seasoned opponent proved too much for him. He lost by TKO in the tenth round.
A potential McGregor-Pacquiao fight would also draw crowds of fans to watch it happen. Should McGregor suspend his return to the octagon, a bout with Pacquiao should line their pockets with cash.
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