Floyd Mayweather announces Manny Pacquiao rematch on Instagram
USA TODAY Sports’ Martin Rogers previews the historic rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas.
On the day of the much-anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, Floyd Mayweather stole the headlines once again to announce a fight year’s in the making.
In a video on his Instagram account, Mayweather claims that he will come out of retirement to fight Manny Pacquiao in December, “another nine figure pay day on the way.”
Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in a 12-round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in May of 2015, and talks of a rematch have swirled ever since. After the fight, it was revealed that Pacquiao fought through a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.
Mayweather last fought on Aug. 26, 2017, against Conor McGregor in the Money Fight. Mayweather defeated McGregor with a 10th round TKO to move to 50-0 in professional boxing matches, surpassing Hall of Famer Rocky Marciano who previously held the record at 49–0.