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Pacquiao v Mayweather: Could happen soon?.

Manny Pacquiao hints at Floyd Mayweather rematch with Instagram post

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The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was one of the highlights of 2015 as the highly hyped event generated more than $600million in total revenue.

Recent rumours suggest a rematch is still on the cards and Pacquiao further fuelled speculations by posting a cheeky Instagram post.

The Filipino fighter posted a picture of himself wearing a new jacket – in which the picture of the duo has been sewn on either side of the lining.

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Mayweather was present at ringside when Pacquiao made his return with a sensational victory against Jessie Vargas on November 5.

The 37-year-old was beaten by the American boxer last year through unanimous points decision winner.

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Since then, Pacquiao was absent from the ring due to several injuries that needed immediate attention, while the 39-year-old has been retired after May 2015 with a phenomenal 49-0 win record.

However, promoter Bob Arum is optimistic about his client coming up against Mayweather in future.

Talking to ESPN, Arum said: “Like everyone else, I’m guessing there will be a rematch. He did come to the fight.

“I give it 75 per cent. Do I know it’s gonna happen? No. Do I know if Floyd wants the fight? No.

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“I know nothing more than the public knows at this point and what I observed.”

The bout that took place in 2015 followed years of tense negotiations and it was confirmed by Arum about the animosity that prevailed at that time.

“It was so tense last time, but it won't be that way now because everyone can get along. Floyd came to the fight and he was very friendly with [Top Rank president] Todd [duBoef] and some of our staff.

“Now, that doesn't mean that the fight will happen, but if it does, it won't take a long time to make because the animosity that was there before the first fight is gone.

“There's no more animosity between the camps.”

All eyes will be on the news of the two facing-off again at some point in the months ahead as fans, as well as the boxing fraternity, closely monitor the situation for a highly anticipated clash of the same genre.

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David Haye
Manny Pacquiao
Wladamir Klitschko
Boxing
Floyd Mayweather

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