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Manny Pacquiao: I Invited Floyd Mayweather To The Fight

Manny Pacquiao showed he still has plenty of energy by dominating Jessie Vargas in a WBO title fight on Saturday – and his rival Floyd Mayweather was there to see it with a ringside seat.

Pacquiao, who turns 38 next month, floored Vargas in the second round en route to a one-sided victory which allowed him to reclaim the WBO welterweight title which both he and Mayweather held previously.

It is a title that Pacquiao surrendered when he lost last year to Mayweather in the richest fight in boxing history.

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The retired Mayweather's appearance at ringside Saturday, at Pacquiao's request, will certainly stir talk of a Pacquiao-Mayweather 2.

"Yes I invited him to come tonight," Pacquiao said of Mayweather.

Asked if he wanted a rematch with Mayweather, Pacquiao said, "We will see."

Mayweather took his seat with his daughter just before the fight started. He watched attentively, then left before the fighters had cleared the ring.

Pacquiao beat Vargas with a unanimous decision victory to capture the WBO belt for the third time.

After the fight Vargas was asked if he wanted to see Pacquiao and Mayweather go at it again.

"Of course," Vargas said. "I wouldn't mind seeing it again. We are still very interested in seeing what could happen again."

But both Pacquiao, and his promoter Bob Arum, were non-committal about a second fight with Mayweather.

"Floyd Mayweather is retired. As far as we're concerned he's retired and we respect that," Arum said at the post-fight news conference.

Pacquiao had to skip the event because of a cut from a head butt that needed 16 stitches to repair.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NYC8224 on 11-07-2016

[QUOTE=bigdramashow;17175239]come on manny give it up the shows over. Youve been irrelevant for a while now, given us a bunch of fights against no hopers (vargas/rios/algieri) and then you did your best sparring partner impression against floyd. You let millions…

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Comment by Elroy The Great on 11-07-2016

yeah, may needed an invitation

Comment by Travycat on 11-06-2016

Bob taking the high road...for once!

Comment by El Gitano on 11-06-2016

Is Pacquiao a pathological liar? Saltwater fixed his arm and that crap? I thought Arum said last night that Mayweather invited himself, asking Todd if he could come or something like that.

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