Manny Pacquiao challenges Jessie Vargas for the WBO Welterweight belt this weekend, but talk has continued about a huge rematch with Floyd Mayweather.
In May 2015 the pair met at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and the biggest fight of this century reportedly generated $600 million.
Mayweather ultimately outclassed the Filipino, earning a unanimous decision victory as Pacquiao claimed he injured his shoulder before the fight, but there has been calls for a second fight ever since.
Speaking in recent interviews with iFL TV and FightHub, Pacquiao expressed his desire to face ‘Money’ now he is fully fit despite the fact that Mayweather is still technically retired.
“We’re talking about one fight at a time. Finish this then we’ll talk about the next one. If the rematch happens then why not! I can still fight. Especially now my shoulder is fixed,” said the 37-year-old.
After reaching 49-0, ‘Money’ Mayweather retired from the sport but many predicted the American to return at some stage to earn 50 victories. He is also rumoured to have started training again.
“I had a good operation,” added Pacquiao. “If the people want it [the rematch], then why not?”
Freddie Roach, who has coached Pac Man for over 15 years, hopes an impressive win over Vargas will lead to a big-money fight with Mayweather or Canelo Alvarez next year.
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Watch the interview with FightHub below: