Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao let his performance speak for himself against Adrien Broner in Las Vegas on Saturday night, as he outclassed the American star to successfully retain his world welterweight title.
All three judges awarded the fight to Pacquiao, scoring the bout 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 via unanimous decision.
Broner never really looked in contention to gain a victory over Pacquiao, especially during the second half of the fight.
However, focus quickly shifted elsewhere at the post-fight interview as the eight-division world champion sounded out Floyd Mayweather for a grudge rematch.
The duo fought four years ago when Mayweather registered a sensational win at the same venue. Although, Pacquiao insists a shoulder injury that night hindered his outing against the home favourite.
Speaking moments after the fight, the 40-year-old said: “God gave me this good health and blessings and at the age of 40 I can still do this.
“I proved it in my last fight and I’ve proved it again; at the age of 40, Manny Paquiao is still here.
“I wanted to push more but my trainer said it would be careless, to wait for him and counter so that’s what I did.
“Tell Floyd to come back to the ring and we will fight, I’m willing to fight Floyd.”
Mayweather was present at ringside in the front row and Showtime’s Jim Grey asked the retired legend if he would accept the proposal, a simple nod to be enough in the direction of the cameras.
Floyd refused to comment and looked away from the monitor - a reaction that is very unlike him as usually he'd want all the attention and the headlines the following morning.
The boxing faithful would surely be excited at the prospect of witnessing another showcase event involving two giants of the sport in Pacquiao and Mayweather, which will again be a multi-million dollar contest, similar to the first time.
Only time will tell if the fight indeed would come to fruition at some point in future, but, as things stand, Pacquiao seems more than ready to square off against Mayweather one final time before hanging up the gloves.News Now - Sport News