Pacquiao on Mayweather rematch: Let's talk about that after Broner fight


Posted at Jan 19 2019 02:26 PM | Updated as of Jan 20 2019 12:01 AM

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Manny Pacquiao shows off his physique after the weigh-in for his WBA welterweight title defense against Adrien Broner, Friday. Wendell Alinea, MP Promotions 

MANILA - For now, Manny Pacquiao would rather focus on the task at hand instead of thinking about his possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The 8-division champion is set to slug it out with American fighter Adrien Broner in a bout seen as a "prelude" to a second encounter with Mayweather.

In an interview on DZMM's "Tandem: Lima at Logan," Pacquiao admitted that he has been hounded by the press about the rematch.

"Maraming nagtanong sa akin niyan (Many [reporters] asked me that), 99 percent of the media asked me that question. But I told them let's keep the question hanging until after the fight," he said.

"My plan is one fight at a time, tapusin muna natin 'yung bukas saka na natin pag-usapan 'yung susunod na laban (Let's finish the fight tomorrow first, and then talk about the next fight). 'Yung rematch nandiyan lang 'yan, marami namang fighters diyan (The rematch is just there, there are many other fighters), so it's no problem."

The two first fought in 2015 with Pacquiao losing by decision.

It netted Mayweather a reported $240 million and Pacquiao upwards of $100 million.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao said he was happy he was already done with the hardest part of training.

He made the 147-pound weight limit for the bout, tipping the scales at 146 pounds at the weigh-in Friday night (Saturday morning in Manila).

"Happy ako natapos na ang preparation namin, 'yun yung the hardest part ng training namin 'yung preparation. The weigh-in day, nung nakuha namin, happy kami," he said.

(I am happy we are done with the preparations, that was the hardest part of our training. The weigh-in day, when we made weight, we're happy.)

The 40-year-old added that he remains youthful despite his age. Age is just a number, he said.

"I can still move fast, ginagawa ko ngayon 'yung ginagawa ko noong bata pa ako (I still can do now what I was doing when I was younger). Kumpiyansa tayo sa laban na ito na mananalo tayo (I am confident that we will win this fight), God is good. We did our best in training camp," said the fighting senator.

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