Pacquiao vs Mayweather: Rematch Only Happening If American Boxer Wants It

Silvia Morton
January 14, 2019

"I'm ready physically, mentally and emotionally", said Broner during a recent interview with Fighthype.com. After throwing one near Mayweather's section, he shook his old rival's hand. But Broner said there is even more at stake in this fight than claiming that belt. "I think I need a new chest protector, a thicker one".

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"I'd like to see Mayweather", Roach said when asked if there's another welterweight he'd like to see Pacquiao fight.

"That's just something I'll take care of after the fight". Floyd beat Pac Man on points in a 2015 blockbuster, returning scores of 116-112, 118-110, 116-112, but the beaten fighter was hampered by a shoulder injury and that took a bit of the shine off the result. "But Pacquiao turned pro when Broner was five years old, and he's had a lot of professional fights, so we'll have to see if the Pacquiao's turns old in this fight".

Over the years when boxers have tried to get under his skin he usually just laughs and says something along the lines of "I will try my best". Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision. Being an exhibition bout, Pacquiao felt it should have been brutality-free.

Fernandez had his baptism of fire as chief trainer a year ago when Pacquiao overpowered Lucas Matthysse of Argentina to win the WBA 147-lb title in Malaysia when Hall of Famer Freddie Roach didn't get a call-up.

"Right now at this age sometimes you can not recover overnight".

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Pacquiao added: "I'm not thinking about Floyd Mayweather, my plan is one [fight] at a time".

Much of the rest of the training regimen remains the same.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, continued to his taper down his workouts.

Pacquiao, who won a congressional election in May 2010 and has been a senator in the Philippines since May 2016, would make a popular president of the 95 million-strong nation.

Roach is only interested in Broner and a rematch with Mayweather.

Manny Pacquiao says that rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. will only happen if the undefeated boxer wants it.

A week from Saturday, Pacquiao will fight in his first pay-per-view fight since facing Jessie Vargas in a Top Rank-produced PPV that generated a measly 300,000 buys.

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