Bob Arum discusses chances of Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather rematch

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Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather look likely to fight in a rematch, according to the Filipino's promoter, Bob Arum.

The boxer from the Philippines came out of his short-lived retirement this past Saturday, comprehensively beating Jessie Vargas on points to regain the welterweight belt he lost to Mayweather in last year's mega fight.

Speculation arose surrounding a possible rematch between the two after Mayweather was spotted in a ringside seat, watching Pacquiao regain the title. Mayweather has recently admitted that he too, could be tempted out of his own retirement.

Throwing his two cents in after these events was Bob Arum, telling ESPN: "Like everyone else, I'm guessing there will be a rematch. [Mayweather] did come to the fight."

Although Arum thinks there may be a rematch between the two stars, he doesn't think it's a done deal as of yet.

"I give it 75 per cent. Do I know it's gonna happen? No. Do I know if Floyd wants the fight? No. I know nothing more than the public knows at this point and what I observed."

If there is to be a rematch between the two, Arum doesn't believe it will be as difficult to negotiate this time around, despite the first bout taking years of tense negotiations between the two parties.

"It was so tense last time, but it won't be that way now because everyone can get along," he said.

"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."

Pacquiao: Fans would not be disappointed

A second fight between the two would certainly generate a lot of interest, just as their first bout did over a year ago. There's sure to be a lot of 'will they, won't they' talk over the next few months, but Pacquiao at least seems up to the idea of a rematch.

"If we fight again I will do everything in my power to win back the trust of the fans," Pacquiao told the Daily Mail.

"[Fans] would not be disappointed again if it happens.

"I promise to make sure they love it. That is what we owe them. We have not had any discussions about a second fight but I know I will be boxing again. And if the fans want it, why not?

"I will make sure I am able to be my best if there is a next time."

Boxing fans, it's time to board those hype trains.

Do you want another Pacquiao-Mayweather fight? Who would win? Let us know in the comments section below!

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