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Video: Bob Arum Reacts To Mayweather-Pacquiao Rematch

Video by Ryan Burton

Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said Saturday he will face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight.

In a posting on Instagram, Mayweather said he will come out of retirement to fight Pacquiao, three years after scoring a comfortable points victory over the veteran Filipino.

"I'm coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way," Mayweather wrote on Instagram. No further details were given.

A video accompanying the post showed Mayweather and Pacquiao talking to each other at an event but their exact exchange of words could not be heard clearly.

Mayweather earned an estimated $220 million from his first fight with Pacquiao, which finally took place after years of on-off negotiations.

Pacquiao earned around $100 million from the contest.

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Mayweather retired later in 2015 after his 49th victory but returned to the ring last year for a lucrative victory over mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor.

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pinoy4ever on 09-17-2018

Bob is damned!!!

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 09-17-2018

[QUOTE=uppercut510;19110204]floyd needs to go away seriously, and im a big fan of the guy[/QUOTE] Floyd is an annoying attention-whore that won't just go away.

Comment by ADP02 on 09-16-2018

Without Arum it will be much easier to make.

Comment by Senor_frogs on 09-16-2018

No interest in this fight what so ever . Floyd thought he was gonna get some free marketing that’s why he announced it right before the biggest fight of the year. He thought all the networks were gonna be talking…

Comment by komandante on 09-16-2018

I respect Bob but he has no business with the rematch anyway. :sad6:

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