Manny Pacquiao says Floyd Mayweather Jr will fight on New Year’s Eve
Is Floyd Mayweather going to come out of retirement (again) to fight at the end of the year? That’s what Manny Pacquiao says.
Pacquiao recently signed with Mayweather’s advisor Al Haymon and has a fight coming up against Adrien Broner in January. That fight is supposed to be a prelude to a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch.
According to Pacquiao, Floyd will have a tune-up first that will take place on New Year’s Eve.
“Floyd is going to fight on December 31 and I’m going to fight January 12,” Pacquiao said, via The Mirror. “After that, we’ll know [about their rematch]… he’s coming back, we’ll discuss it after Broner.”
If that indeed is the plan, they’re not doing a whole lot of promoting. That supposed fight date for Mayweather is only 2.5 months away. Fighters usually have done media tours by then. Mayweather did say last month that he was going to return this year to fight Pacquiao, but that was about it.
Either Mayweather is simply bored in retirement or he wants more money, because the guy never seems to stick by his retirement announcements.
Mayweather, 40, is 50-0 in his career and last fought in August, defeating Conor McGregor. He and Pacquiao fought in May, 2015, setting a pay-per-view record with 4.6 million buys for a fight that left most fans disappointed and even angry.