Earlier this year Floyd Mayweather announced on his social media channels that he intended to comeback to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch.
This followed a meeting between the two captured on video at a concert in Japan.
He then changed his tune pretty quick however and instead took part in an exhibition fight today in Japan for a reported nine million dollars for essentially a little over two minutes work in the end.
In Japan as it happens. The whole thing just seemed planned from the beginning in truth.
While not totally ruling out the Pacquiao fight — when asked if he was coming back in the dressing room today he did confirm he won’t be.
Speaking on Instagram live moments before his exhibition bout earlier in Japan Mayweather said:
“I’m retired. I’m just having a little fun entertaining my fans but I’m still going to pick up that bag (of cash) and have a little fun for nine minutes.”
“I’m not coming back. I’m still retired. I just came over here (to Japan) as they got a little guy who is shorter than me.”
Well, at least he’s being honest.
Mayweather’s plans change like the weather mind you and no one ever really knows what he’s planning or what he’s really up to.
Except for his close circle — so don’t be surprised if he changes his mind again and does want to comeback for a Pacquiao rematch next year.
The whole thing just seems like a bit of publicity on social media.
If Pacquiao beats Broner I’d be shocked if the Mayweather rematch doesn’t happen as it would still make a lot of money for both.
For the meantime, Pacquiao must first get past Adrien Broner on January 19th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to keep any hopes of the rematch with Mayweather alive.