Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao Rematch? Floyd’s Text To Stephen A. Smith Says He’d Do It

Pacquiao and Mayweather at Friday's weigh-in

After Floyd Mayweather, Jr., waved away talk of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, as reported by the Inquisitr, a rematch mega-fight is actually a possibility, according to ESPN First Take and plenty of other publications. During the show, Skipy Bayless related how Stephen A. Smith received a text from Mayweather that said he would, indeed, fight a rematch mega-fight with Manny in a year’s time, giving Pac-Man time to heal from his impending shoulder surgery.

“My friend Stephen A. Smith just got a text from his man, Floyd Mayweather Jr., who said he would gladly fight Manny Pacquiao a year from now, or maybe even a September from now — like a year from September. But at least a year from now, when Pacquiao recovers fully from his rotator cuff surgery.

According to the text that Stephen A. got from Floyd himself, Floyd is open to a rematch a year from now or maybe even more than a year from now. Whenever Manny fully recovers from his surgery.”

As reported by the Huffington Post, “a year from now” rematch would be fine with Manny, as well — and boxing experts claim another fight between the duo would not only take plenty of preparation, but would mean that Floyd’s impending last boxing match in 2015 wouldn’t be his last.

Pacquiao’s torn rotator cuff, as reported by CBS Sports, is the injury that is causing talk of the rematch to buzz online every day since the mega-fight found Mayweather winning, whilst others bemoaned the fact that Manny was denied a shot in his shoulder prior to the fight. The easy win for Mayweather was also met with conspiracy theorists who talked about judges mixing up the boxers’ corner colors on their scoring cards.

A rematch with Manny could help prove whether his shoulder injury contributed to his loss or not. Now that Floyd has opened the door for a rematch, folks are wondering if a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch mega-fight would create the same sort of fervor the big match-up has created over the past years.

However, money talks — and not just “Money Mayweather,” but real money — and a rematch “Fight of the Century: Part Two” was something that the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas had already been speaking with advertisers and investors about. With Manny’s projected healing time being placed at nine to 12 months, once that time elapses — and if he suffers no ill effects from disciplinary action for not disclosing his injury — Pacquiao could indeed experience another big payday by meeting Floyd in the ring once more for a rematch.

Fans of Pacquiao are calling for a Mayweather rematch, reports CNN — ‎with Manila residents describing how their hometown hero’s injury put a blight on the fight that was a big letdown, not only for those who called it boring, but those who claim Manny couldn’t punch like normal because of his broken wing.

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