Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2
Boxing greats Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0) are expected to square off for the second time this December in Las Vegas. The pair first met in May 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, where the latter scored a unanimous decision.
After that Mayweather similarly defeated Andre Berto and retired in September. He returned to action last August scoring the tenth-round stoppage win against UFC star Conor McGregor.
Pacquiao took a couple of unanimous decision wins against Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas, but then suffered a decision defeat against Jeff Horn. In his most recent bout in July he scored the seventh-round TKO win against Lucas Matthysse, which earned him WBA (Regular) welterweight title
Fresh off the win “Pacman” called out “Money” for the second encounter inside the square circle.
Both fighters recently shared the videos in social media from a meeting at the music event in Tokyo.
“I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year,” captioned Mayweather. He added that “another 9 figure pay day on the way”.
I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure pay day on the way @mayweatherpromotions pic.twitter.com/LxyNX7mWrw
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) September 17, 2018
Pacquiao wrote “50-1” in the caption, followed by the No Excuses hashtag.
— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) September 15, 2018
In addition, the senior writer at the Ring Magazine Mike Coppinger posted on Twitter that the Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 bout is in “the advanced stages and it’s expected there will be contracts out this week, according to industry sources”.
“Once finalized, the fight will likely land in Las Vegas and two target dates are Dec. 1 and Dec. 8”
Topping up the bill Rappler recently quoted Pacquiao saying that the second battle with Mayweather Jr. is to be finalized this week.