Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather ‘in talks’ for blockbuster rematch this year

Boxing legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are in talks for a rematch.

That's according to the 44-year-old Pacman himself, who called time on his professional career after defeat to Yordenis Ugas in August 2021 but has since cashed in on the exhibition scene like Mayweather.

He last year fought South Korean YouTuber DK Yoo, who has a martial arts background, winning a unanimous decision after a six-round bout. Both he and Money, 46, have flirted with the idea of running back their May 2015 "fight of the century".

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Eight-and-a-half-years ago an injured Pacquiao suffered a unanimous decision defeat – and he's clearly keen for another bite at the cherry.

Speaking to Fight Hub TV, he said: "I'm still active, I'm an active guy, I'm actively training. I have an exhibition match this coming December."

When asked to reveal more about his next in-ring appearance, he added: "In Japan. We're working on it, the opponent. We're working with Mayweather. Yes [a Mayweather fight]."

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Pacquiao even suggested it could be a professional bout, which would mean Mayweather putting his legendary 50-0 unbeaten record on the line. "I don't know, if he wants [to]. We're still working on it," he continued.

The Filipino fighter was a 60–4 amateur before going pro, finishing with a 62–8–2 record. Despite fighting all his life, he's still not shying away from any challenge.

And as well as potentially exacting revenge on Mayweather, he's targeting a shock return at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, with his nation filing a request recently. "Yes that's what we are trying to do right now," he confirmed in the interview in Saudi Arabia.

"A request to the Olympics Committee to allow me to participate in the Olympics because there is an age limit, so if they accept me to participate in the Olympics I can fight."

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