Despite being at the tender age of 37, Manny Pacquiao seeks to have another crack at beating Floyd Mayweather.
The Filipino icon has declared himself to be as fit as a man in his twenties, and seeks revenge after losing to Mayweather in their world title fight back in May 2015.
The 37-year-old ended his brief retirement to relieve Jessie Vargas of his WBO welterweight title earlier this month, and now wants to go one better and end the undefeated streak of Mayweather.
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Prompted at a press conference when asked about a possible matchup between himself and Mayweather, Pacquiao said: “Of course, if he wants to come back to boxing.”
This is not the first occasion in which Pacquiao has teased fans of the sport in regards to the richest fight in boxing history.
In September 2015, the Philippine boxer fuelled talk of a part two in the feud between himself and Mayweather, however, yet again his opponent failed to display an equal amount of eagerness.
Now at the age of 39, and with a record of 49 wins and 0 loses, Mayweather has displayed very little interest with regards to a return.
Pacquiao is not the only opponent who is believed to have sought after a fight with the American, however. Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor is also linked with a possible match-up.
Nonetheless, if Pacquiao fails to lure Mayweather out of the comfort of his own home, the man who boasts an impressive record of 59 wins and 6 losses will continue to etch more KO’s to his name.
He said: "I feel young. I feel like I'm just 25, or that I'm just 28 years old.
"I still believe in my skills. You just need discipline, how you discipline yourself and work hard.
"Because once you get lazy, that's the start of the decline of your performance and your body."
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