The rivals first met within the ring in Might 2015, with Mayweather profitable by unanimous determination on the scorecards after a long-anticipated bout that didn’t stay as much as the hype.
Any chance of a rematch appeared to vanish when Mayweather introduced his retirement after defeating Conor McGregor in August 2017, leaving Mayweather’s skilled document at 50-0.
Nevertheless, the American, 41, is ready to make a comeback, saying Monday in Tokyo that he’ll face Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31.
Pacquiao, who’ll flip 40 in December, defeated Lucas Matthysse in July and is scheduled to be in motion once more on Jan. 19 in opposition to Adrien Broner, but is already looking forward to the possibility to settle an outdated rating in 2019.
The Filipino fighter was bothered by a shoulder harm within the first conflict with Mayweather however is decided to win convincingly a second time round.
“There’s a large chance [in the rematch] as a result of Floyd is coming again to boxing,” Pacquiao advised Sky Sports activities. “He is combating in December and I’m combating in January, so there’s an enormous chance for subsequent yr. After that, we’re going to focus on a rematch.
“My considering is to have the rematch and to make it a transparent determination over who wins the combat. The final one we had, it was not clear who received. He did not throw loads of punches, however received the combat.
“I had a shoulder harm, but when there is a rematch there isn’t any excuses.”