While talk of a mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor has dominated headlines, there’s also been rumblings of a rematch between Floyd and Manny Pacquiao.
According to the L.A. Times, Mayweather has visited Manny Pacquiao’s Hollywood gym twice this month, sparking talk of Mayweather-Pacquiao II.
Pac-Man’s trainer Freddie Roach revealed the news to the paper, saying: “Very unusual now how Mayweather’s been here twice. He wanted to watch sparring the other day. I wasn’t there. But the first time he came by, he came upstairs and saw me. Very nice talk, yes. Me and him are OK.”
Roach goes on to speculate why Mayweather visited his gym, but admitted there was no talk of Pacquiao. “It’s interesting. I keep waiting for him to bring [a Pacquiao rematch] up, but he hasn’t, so I don’t”.
On the other side of the coin, Roach says he’s unsure what Pacquiao plans to do either, whether it be stay retired or return for one last fight.
“They’ll call me and let me know what’s going to happen,” Roach said. “Manny and [his manager Michael] Koncz both told me after the last fight that they do feel strongly about trying to get Mayweather one more time. I think that’s the only fight he’d come back for.
“He could come back for Canelo [Alvarez], too, but he’s not as big a draw as Mayweather-Pacquiao II. One more fight, I would like to see it, but does he have time to do it as a senator? I’m sure there’s a lot more work to do. But I know he has at least one more [fight] in him. He showed flashes of the old Manny last fight.”