Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced that he will come out of retirement to fight his eternal rival Manny Pacquiao in a rematch later this year.
Mayweather and Pacquiao – considered the two greatest boxers of their generation – first met in a blockbuster clash in Las Vegas in May 2015, with Mayweather what was dubbed ‘the fight of the century’ via unanimous decision.
The American great, who been on a roadshow since retirement, posted a video on social media with the caption: “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure pay day on the way.”
The 41-year-old has not fought since his one-sided bout with UFC star Conor McGregor in August 2017 where he took his astonishing record to 50-0 with a 10th round stoppage win.
He announced his second retirement after the bout, but it appears now the lure of taking on his old foe, and the appeal of another ‘nine-figure’ payday, may be too much to resist.
We can’t wait…