Mayweather on Instagram: I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao


Posted at Sep 15 2018 07:40 PM | Updated as of Sep 16 2018 02:23 AM


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Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears to be intent on fighting Manny Pacquiao again.

Mayweather said in an Instagram video he posted on Saturday that he's "coming back" to take on Pacquiao and that he wants "another 9 figure pay day."

The video showed him and Pacquiao meeting at a crowded event, but it wasn't clear where it was held and when exactly it happened.

The two playfully taunted each other, and Pacquiao could even be heard saying, "I have the belt."

The Filipino champion was referring to the welterweight world title he won from Lucas Matthysse last July.

Mayweather responded: "I will take the belt like I did before."

In another video posted on Facebook by Joven Sports Promotions, the American was seen pointing at Pacquiao while saying, "Easy money."

"I'm coming back in December," said Mayweather.

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao via unanimous decision in May 2015.

The 41-year-old's announcement on Saturday comes as Las Vegas prepared to stage the biggest fight of the year, the middleweight showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

While Mayweather's remarks on Saturday are the latest in a long line of mischievous social media postings hinting at a comeback. Speculation about a rematch with Pacquiao has rumbled for years.

Pacquiao, who claimed to have been hampered by an injured shoulder in his first fight with Mayweather, has long talked enthusiastically about a rematch.

"Mayweather? If he decides to go back to boxing then that is the time we are going to call the shots," he said in July. 

"I have the belt, so it's up to him. If he wants to come back in boxing let's do a second one."

Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 knockouts) made a return to the ring in July after a one-year absence, defeating Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round in Kuala Lumpur. -- With a report from Agence France-Presse

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