If you are a sports fan with a brain then any talk about a Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao rematch should be no surprise. Besides the actually fighting, the sport of boxing is all about marketing and promotion and setting up the next big payday. Given the amount of money generated from their first “mega fight” it would be naive to not at least think they would set things back up for a rematch. According to Pacquiao himself, the talks have already been happening.


Despite the fight not being overly exciting and fans talking sh*t about it, everyone involved knows the public would again throw unlimited amounts of money to see a rematch. If you believe Floyd wouldn’t come out of his supposed retirement for another huge payday and a chance to be 50-0 then you need to get with the times.

Pacquiao himself told Agence France Presse during a trip to Doha that he was in talks for either a rematch with Mayweather or a bout with Amir Khan. He also said there is a chance the fight could be held in the Middle East.

Pacquiao, a member of Congress in his native Philippines, has recently announced a run for the Senate there. Thus, he needs to fight in the U.S. no later than April 9 so he can return to campaign. But he told an AFP reporter that he was in talks to face Mayweather.

“I will fight anybody, anywhere. I am going to fight probably before the election. The election is coming next year, May, and before that I will probably have one fight.

His promoter, Bob Arum, of course denied the reports. “I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Arum told Yahoo Sports. “He said it, not me. But I have had no talks with anyone about that. None. Zero. Not one. Mayweather is retired and I take him at his word. But second, you know there is no way that Mayweather is ever going to fight in the Gulf, even if he did decide to fight again, so it’s all [expletive].”

Arum is also one of the biggest liars in the entire world of sports and he would never admit to any knowledge of that happening regardless. If Pacquiao himself is talking about it, perhaps Arum should confer with his client and see what’s going on.