Rumors of a rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have been doing rounds in the boxing world for a long time. And an Instagram post from Floyd Mayweather acted as a catalyst and set the news on fire. On September 15, 2018, Mayweather called out Manny Pacquiao for a fight this year, so he can have another 9 figure payday.
- What’s the hype about?Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have been the top boxers in the world for over a decade. Both of them have a contrasting style – While Pacquiao is a good attacker, Mayweather is known for defense. Thus, boxing fans had been demanding a battle between the two since 2009. However, due to various reasons the fight finally took place in 2015 and was promoted as the “Fight of the Century”. Though boxing fans were excited about the brawl, it turned out to be a great disappointment. In the 2015 match, Mayweather won £200million.
- Are boxing fans excited for the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao rematch?Various articles on the internet suggest boxing fans are not excited about this fight. Though Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are both boxing legends, they are 41 and 39 years of age respectively. Boxing fans wanted to see a fight between the two when they were young and not years later (especially after the 1st match was a failure).The rematch may not break records like the first match in 2015, however, it will definitely be a profitable match. Seeing the face off of two boxing legends for the final time trying to fix what went wrong the first time will be fun. Though the exact date of the fight has not been revealed, it appears that the fight will happen as it is an opportunity to make money for both the boxers and everyone else involved in hosting the event.
Fans look forward to any fight by Floyd Mayweather as he remains the boxing legend who has never lost a match (fought 50 and won 50). Manny Pacquiao who is currently the Senator of the Philippines is still known for his rough and dangerous punches. Are you excited about this boxing rematch?