Manny Pacquiao believes ‘big possibility’ of Floyd Mayweather rematch in 2019, says first fight ‘wasn’t clear’

Mayweather beat Pacquiao by unanimous decision in 2015

Manny Pacquiao thinks there is a “big possibility” that he will fight Floyd Mayweather again next year.

The Filipino legend, 39, is on the verge of announcing his next bout against Adrien Broner on January 19, with Mayweather’s return already set for December 31 versus Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan.

Mayweather comfortably beat Pacquiao on points in their first meeting

Mayweather comfortably beat Pacquiao on points in their first meeting

Following Floyd’s fight confirmation, Pacquiao stated at the Oxford Union: “There’s a big possibility [of a rematch] because Floyd is coming back into boxing.

“He is fighting in December and I am fighting in January. So a big possibility after that next year, that we will discuss a rematch.”

Talk of a second bout between the pair began two months ago when they met at a music event in Japan.

Manny Pacquiao recently signed an agreement with Floyd Mayweather’s advisor Al Haymon and his Premier Boxing Champions, making the rematch a very real possibility.

“My thinking is to have a rematch and to make a clear decision on who will win the fight,” Pacquiao continued.

“In the last fight that we had it wasn’t clear who won the fight because he didn’t throw a lot of punches and he won the fight.

“I had a shoulder injury… but this time, if this rematch happens, there are no excuses.”

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