Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been in the headlines as of late, linked to a possible rematch with Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. The undefeated but retired American boxer witnessed Pacquiao’s win over Jesse Vargas, something that spurred a potential rematch in the works.
Will a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao 2 happen?
Right now, there is no indication from the sides of Mayweather and Pacquiao of a rematch. All have been hearsays with nothing coming close to an actual face-off.
Mayweather is retired and seems to be enjoying time away from the ring. He last fought Andre Berto that allowed him to tie Rocky Marciano though most believe he will eventually break the tie.
Pacquiao returned to the ring not long after announcing his retirement earlier in 2016, dominating Jesse Vargas to win back the WBO welterweight title. This was the same title Pacquiao was forced to give up before fighting Mayweather back in May 2015.
$100 million check is still intact.
Speaking of that historic night, everyone knows how both Pacquiao and Mayweather went home as big winners back in May 2015. Proof of that is Mayweather showing off the same $100 million paycheck dated May 2, 2015.
According to Mayweather, the check is still intact and untouched, Los Angeles Times reported. Mayweather made more than $220 million from that match, part of the millions “Money” has on his end.
With millions accumulated, seeing Mayweather get back into the ring will be nothing more than to get win number 50. Money will not be a driving factor for the “Flamboyant One”. He has managed his earnings well, investing them wisely though the years in various endeavors.
Mayweather witnessed Pacquiao’s fight with Jesse Vargas and some believe that he could regain the itch to fight again, TMZ reported. Bob Arum and Manny Pacquiao welcome a rematch though nothing close to one seems to be happening.