Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has reignited rumours of a potential rematch with Floyd Mayweather, claiming that "if fans want that boxing rematch, then why not?" The Filipino made the claim after his unanimous win over Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on 6 November (Sunday).
Mayweather and Pacquiao faced each other in May last year at the MGM Grand Arena in what was easily one of riches bouts in boxing history. The American boxer came out on top on that occasion giving in a commanding performance to beat the Filipino via a unanimous 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 decision.
Since then, there have been growing calls for the duo to take part in a rematch for what was called "Fight of the Century." Both the boxers, however, moved on to other things with Pacquiao getting elected to the Senate in Philippines and Mayweather launching his own boxing promotion company, Mayweather Promotions.
Mayweather's presence at the Thomas & Mack Center on Sunday where he reportedly accepted Pacquiao's invitation to attend the fight has got tongues wagging over the prospect of a rematch. The Filipino's former promoter Bob Arum had earlier said that the pair could face-off another time, but nothing has come out of it as of now.
"If the rematch happens, I want to make sure the fans love it. I will give all I can to give my best to the fans. There's no discussions for now and that's not in my mind right now. Because we have this contact now, this can be easier to talk about if there's a rematch. Not only for myself, but if the fans in boxing want that rematch, then why not? We can easily talk about that. It's not a problem", Pacquioa said as quoted by Los Angeles Times.