Unbeaten American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, has revealed that he will come out of retirement to face Filipino Manny Pacquiao in a rematch later in the year.
Money, as Mayweather is fondly called, made the announcement after he posted a video on social media with the caption: “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure pay day on the way.”
Both Mayweather and Pacquiao first met in Las Vegas in May 2015 which was the most lucrative in boxing history, billed as ’The Fight of the Century”, with Mayweather edging it via unanimous decision.
The 41-year-old has not fought since his 10th-round stoppage-win over McGregor, in August 2017 which took his record to 50-0.
For the second time he announced his retirement after his win against McGregor.
Britain’s Amir Khan has also been talking up the prospect of a fight with Pacquiao after his victory over Samuel Vargas earlier this month.
“The only fight that works for me over Kell Brook is Manny Pacquiao,” Khan said. “I want him. He is my number-one pick.”