Promoter Eddie Hearn appears to have let slip what the approximate time line for the proposed Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao 2 fight is. It checks out with our sources too. This rematch appears to be on.
Hearn promotes welterweights Amir Khan and Kell Brook who have been both linked with fights against Pacquiao in recent times.
However, recent developments suggest that both Khan and Brook will instead fight one another this coming February.
Indeed, that now appears to be the around the same time Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2 fight is being planned for according to industry sources.
Eddie Hearn himself let slip to The Mirror that:
“It looks like Pacquaio vs Mayweather could happen in the spring, which means December won’t happen (for Khan vs Pacquiao).”
We understand that Pacquiao is definitely intent on landing the Mayweather rematch to help offset a large outstanding tax bill in the United States.
We also know that there is no law currently broken by Pacquiao and that there is no issues with him going to the United States at this time.
Pacquiao still has two fights at least left in his career which most believe could happen against Adrien Broner and Floyd Mayweather at present.
Amir Khan looks set to miss out again on both the Pacquiao and Mayweather fights.