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Are Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao building toward a rematch?

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Manny Pacquiao proved he is still capable of holding his own in the ring when he defeated Keith Thurman over the weekend, and that has resulted in a lot of talk about a potential rematch between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. With the way the two fighters have been going back and forth on social media, it’s fair to wonder if they are open to it.

In a lengthy post on Instagram Tuesday, Mayweather criticized people for bringing up his name every time something happens with Pacquiao. He said Pacquiao’s “entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name” and that it is time for people to stop using his name as “clickbait” for Pac-Man.

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I find it real ironic how every time Pacquiao's name is brought up in the media, my name is always attached to it. This man's entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name and it's about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait and let that man's name hold weight of its own. For years, all you heard was that " Floyd is afraid of Manny Pacquiao". But what's funny is, when we finally fought, I won so easily that everyone had to eat their words! All of the so called boxing experts, critics and jealous American "fan base" either went mute and ran for cover or made every excuse in the world as to why I should give Manny Pacquiao a rematch. My take on all this bullshit is that y’all are just upset that I broke Rocky Marciano's record and hate the fact that a Black, high school dropout outsmarted you all by beating all odds and retiring undefeated while maintaining all my faculties simply by making smart choices and even smarter investments. Ultimately, I will always have the last laugh!

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Not surprisingly, Pacquiao disagrees. He fired back at Mayweather on social media, pointing out that Floyd attended his fight against Thurman and essentially saying he should give him a rematch if he’s so desperate to be relevant again.

Mayweather had a response for that, of course. He took to Instagram again and said he only attended the fight because Pacquiao is his “employee” and he had to supervise. He also mocked Pac-Man for making the same amount of money against Thurman that Mayweather made recently for a meaningless exhibition fight.

Whether you like Mayweather or not, there’s no debating he is an excellent promoter. Most of what he does is calculated, so it’s certainly possible he could be trying to gauge how much interest there is in a potential Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch. There have been strong hints for quite some time that a rematch could be coming, and there’s no question is would result in an astronomical payday for both fighters. That is something that might be tough for Floyd to turn down.

Watch: Floyd Mayweather embarrassed with crossover at charity basketball game

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Floyd Mayweather Jr has some pretty good skills on the basketball court, but he was on the wrong end of the highlight of the night at a charity game on Monday.

Mayweather’s team went up against a team led by Rob Gronkowski at the second annual Monster Energy $50K Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball game, which was held at UCLA. Unfortunately for the undefeated boxer, one of the most exciting plays in the game was when he was obliterated by a crossover from professional street baller Larry “Bone Collector” Williams.

They don’t call the man “Bone Collector” for nothing. To his credit, Floyd seemed to take it well. He’s not the first person who has had his ankles broken by Williams, hence the nickname.

We’ve shown you some devastating crossovers throughout the years, but that was easily one of the most ruthless. Mayweather is going to be hearing about that for a while.

Floyd Mayweather shows off $2 million in cash on table to celebrate 4th

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. spent his 4th of July by showing off stacks of money, staying true to his nickname.

Mayweather shared videos and photos on social media of some of his wealth. That included what he said was $1.8 million in $100 bills laid out on a table, and an extra $200,000 in $20 bills.

“I was once told that “the loudest person in the room is the weakest person in the room”. Well, that works for the individuals that’s doing something illegal. But in my case, I’m happy to flaunt my legal wealth and brag about being a black man that came from poverty, beat all odds and not give a f— about what anybody thinks. Happy 4th, this is my independence! Now, let the fireworks begin!” he wrote as his caption on Instagram.

This has long been Mayweather’s M.O. By flashing his wealth, he gains attention. Some love it and become fans, while others hate it and then want to see him fail. Either way, he’s made you care about him.

To those who might get jealous, just remember that for all that money, Mayweather doesn’t seem too happy in all his photos and videos, and he’s also alone for many of them too.

Floyd Mayweather given souvenir touchdown balls in Rams-Seahawks game

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What do you get for the man who can buy anything he wants? Souvenir touchdown balls.

Floyd Mayweather attended Sunday’s big NFC West game between the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks at the Coliseum, and he was a popular figure. Players from each team handed him the ball as a souvenir after scoring touchdowns in the game.

Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett started things off by giving Mayweather the ball after his touchdown in the third quarter.

A quarter later, Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks handed Mayweather the ball after scoring on a run.

When’s the last time you saw Money Mayweather look that happy? Probably after he got his check from the Conor McGregor fight.

Floyd Mayweather Jr to meet MMA fighter Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31

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Floyd Mayweather Jr is coming out of retirement for a fight on Dec. 31, according to an announcement made by the promotional organization Rizin.

Mayweather will face Tenshin Nasukawa in the fight. Nasukawa is 27-0 as a kickboxer and 4-0 as an MMA fighter. Rizin is an MMA promotional company, and they say they still have details to figure out regarding the rules of the fight between the boxer and MMA fighter.

Mayweather said they will get all the rules figured out soon.

The fight will take place in Japan. Mayweather has never had a professional fight outside of the United States. He hasn’t had a fight outside of Nevada since 2006.

Mayweather is 50-0 in his career as a professional boxer. If the rules of this fight are MMA or some sort of hybrid, a loss would not go on Mayweather’s boxing record, which makes it safe for him to take the fight without risking his undefeated mark.

Manny Pacquiao had said last month that Mayweather had plans to fight on New Year’s Eve, so he was right. Pacquiao also says that this will be a prelude to a rematch between him and Mayweather.

Manny Pacquiao says Floyd Mayweather Jr will fight on New Year’s Eve

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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.

Floyd Mayweather says he will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Floyd Mayweather Jr is once again talking about the possibility of returning to boxing even though he “retired” after fighting Conor McGregor. There has been talk about a potential rematch between Mayweather and McGregor, but Floyd says he has his sights set on another UFC champion.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, who recently defeated McGregor to retain the UFC lightweight title, said last week that he wants to go the McGregor route by fighting Mayweather. Floyd told TMZ this week that he’s open to making it happen.

“Oh we fighting,” Mayweather said confidently. “I’m my own boss. I can’t say what’s going on on Khabib’s end, but on my end we can make it happen.”

Mayweather stressed that the fight would have to be in Las Vegas despite Khabib hinting he wanted it to take place elsewhere, and he said the UFC champ would have to conduct himself in a respectful manner inside and outside of the ring. Mayweather was, of course, referring to the embarrassing events that took place after Khabib’s fight against McGregor.

As for why Mayweather would want to fight another MMA superstar, we all know the reason — money.

“He called me out. Come into my world,” Mayweather said, noting that it would have to be a boxing match. “Let’s make it happen. When I face Khabib, of course, I’m getting a nine-figure payday.”

Mayweather insists he would make about $100 million more in guaranteed money than he got when he fought McGregor if he fights Khabib, which seems unrealistic.

It’s hard to tell when Mayweather is serious about something, as he’s a master promoter who knows how to build hype and keep his name in the news. He also said recently that he is going to fight Manny Pacquiao again, which seems a lot more likely to happen than him squaring off against Khabib.