Floyd Mayweather to rematch Manny Pacquiao in exhibition contest

Several years after their first match, longtime rivals Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will meet once again - this time in Tokyo

In 2015, boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao collided in the most anticipated boxing bout at the time. The match up pitted two of the consensus best boxers in in the world against each other. Now it seems Mayweather and Pacquiao will meet once again.

In a post on Mayweather’s Instagram, he announced the rematch, which will be an exhibition match taking place in Tokyo.


“Money May, Money May, Money May all day. Betrnk.com. That’s my team in Tokyo, Japan. TMT Tokyo. And of course, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.’ What I’m working on right now is the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao exhibition right here in Tokyo, Japan. Stay tuned,” Floyd Mayweather said in the clip.

The date and venue for the exhibition rematch are not yet announced.

The first fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao was several years in the making. Their meeting took place at The MGM Grand Garden Arena on May second, 2015. Pacquiao pressed the action but was unable to inflict substantial damage to Mayweather, who evaded and counter struck effectively. In the end Mayweather won a clear-cut unanimous decision.

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Since then Mayweather has gone on to defeat Andre Berto and later Conor McGregor. Pacquiao has amassed a 5-1 record since facing Mayweather. As of now he holds a three fight winning streak, including a win over Adrien Broner.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com