American boxer-promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he'll come out of retirement to fight Manny Pacquiao again in a much-awaited rematch after winning against the Filipino boxer-senator in their 2015 fight.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, September 15, the 41-year-old athlete uploaded a video of his chance encounter with Pacquiao at Ultra Japan music festival in Tokyo.
Floyd wrote in the caption, "I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure pay day on the way."
At one point, Pacquiao seemingly teased Mayweather and said, "I have the belt..."
The latter, however, was quick to respond, "I'm going to take it from you like I did before."
The American athlete can also be heard in the video saying that he wants the match to happen this December.
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In a separate video posted by ESPN on their YouTube channel, Floyd is seen telling matchmaker Sean Gibbons, "December? Easy! I'm coming back in December!"
"Now we're going to take the belt, we're goin' to get the payday, and now, no shoulder excuses," he added referring to the injury Pacquiao endured during their May 2015 match.
Mayweather earned about $220 million after receiving a unanimous decision win from his first fight with Pacquiao. The American boxer officially retired from boxing in August 2017 with an unblemished 50-0 (27 knockouts) record, after his one-time match with Mixed Martial Arts fighter Conor McGregor.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao has been active in the boxing scene since his fight with Mayweather. In 2016, Pacquiao won his fights against Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas. The Filipino champ, however, lost to Australian boxer Jeff Horn in July 2017. Pacquiao went back to the boxing ring last July defeating Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse.