Manny Pacquiao gives honest answer on Floyd Mayweather rematch and fighting the Pauls

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Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has revealed he would be open to a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, with the pair’s last fight taking place in 2015.

At the time, the two fighters were both undefeated, with Mayweather being the five-division world champion and Pacquiao the eight-division world champion.

The fight ended in defeat for the Filipino and extended Mayweather’s outstanding unbeaten record, which now stands at 50-0.

Pacquiao has since claimed that he was injured throughout the bout – which is probably why he’s so adamant to see a fight agreed and get his revenge.

When talking to TMZ Sports recently, the ‘PacMan’ was questioned on the topic of his rival and said: “I’m still active in boxing, he’s retired already, so I don’t know.”

He was then asked whether or not he would be open to a rematch with Mayweather, to which he answered: “Yes.”

Mayweather technically retired in 2017 after the record-breaking bout between himself and UFC star Conor McGregor, which he won in ten rounds, however he has made a return to the ring on two occasions since then.

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In 2018, he fought featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and in June 2021, he faced up against YouTuber Logan Paul.

The fight, despite generating over one million pay-per-view buys, was heavily criticised throughout the boxing community; fans and fellow boxers questioned why Mayweather felt the need to pick up the gloves again to fight a YouTuber, whose boxing record before the fight stood at 0-1.

However, the fight went the full eight rounds with no winner being announced on the night.

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Pacquiao was also quizzed on whether he would fight one of the Paul brother’s, Jake, and he laughed off the idea, saying:

No, I will not. I will not. I want to fight the best to add on to my legacy.

YouTuber-turned professional boxer, Jake Paul, currently has a boxing record of 3-0, with all wins coming by KO.

He has entered the ring against fellow YouTuber, AnEsonGib, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren.

His upcoming fight stands to be his biggest test yet, as he’ll face former UFC five-time Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley on August 29.

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