Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced that he’d be coming back to boxing once again for another rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather 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.”
The 41-year-old has not fought since his bout with UFC star Conor McGregor in August 2017.
He announced his retirement after the 10th-round stoppage-win over McGregor, taking his record to 50-0.
The first meeting between the American and 39-year-old Filipino Pacquiao was the most lucrative contest in boxing history, billed as ‘The Fight of the Century’.
Pacquiao called out Mayweather following his world title win over Lucas Matthysse in July, but ‘Money’ refused the offer of a rematch, saying “like beating him once was not enough”, instead seeking to play promoter for his long-standing rival.
“I can’t knock Manny Pacquiao for what he wants to do, that’s his prerogative,” he told Fighthype.com.
“If he still wants to go out there and make money, be victorious that’s his prerogative. You do whatever you want to do. I don’t have nothing [sic] against Manny Pacquiao.
“I’m [going to] get on the phone with Pacquiao after this call see if we can put him in position. There’s a lot of good competition out there that he could fight.”
Britain’s Amir Khan has also been talking up the prospect of a fight with Pacquiao after his vicory against 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.”