Back in 2015, boxing fans were given a superfight that was years in the making. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao squared off in Las Vegas, with Mayweather winning via unanimous decision to push his career record to 48-0. Since then, Mayweather has fought twice and retired, while Pacquiao has fought four times, most recently a win over Lucas Matthysse via TKO in July.
But Mayweather apparently thinks that it’s worth returning to the ring for a rematch against his former foe. Despite calling it a career with a 50-0 record, Mayweather posted a video onto his Instagram account which shows an interaction between himself and Pacquiao. It includes a caption saying that a rematch between the two fighters is coming “this year,” with Mayweather saying that this will lead to “another 9 figure pay day.”
Pacquiao also posted a video of Instagram with a simple caption: “50-1 #NoExcuses.”
The first fight between the two did leave something of a sour taste in the mouths of fans — Mayweather’s ultra-defensive style, combined with the fact that both fighters were older and Pacquiao reportedly had shoulder injury, led to the fight being less entertaining than anyone would have liked.
But like Mayweather pointed out in his Instagram comment, it led to a major payday for both dudes. ESPN said that Mayweather brought in about $220 million for the fight, and even though that type of purse might not happen this time around, it’s still a hefty chunk of change.
This could all be Mayweather just having some fun on social media, but if not, hopefully The Fight Of The Century Again is better than its predecessor.