Last year Floyd Mayweather made a big deal about telling the world that he wanted to take on Manny Pacquiao in a rematch.
Multiple times actually.
But Floyd’s mood is like the weather — it can change like the sun can to a drop of rain.
He was ringside at last Saturday’s Pacquiao unanimous points decision win over Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand and despite multiple reports, he didn’t decide to announce a Pacquiao rematch there and then.
He was doing (and is still doing) what he’s always done – gauging fan opinion, sentiment and interest in such a proposal.
They don’t call him ‘Money’ Mayweather for nothing.
Remember the poll when he asked who he should fight either Maidana or Amir Khan where he said he’d fight the winner?
Khan won the poll by a landslide but Mayweather deemed (almost incorrectly in the first Maidana fight where he was given everything he could handle) the former a more-risk free business proposition so chose Maidana instead.
This Pacquiao social media stuff from Floyd over the last six months could while be playing fans as he’s done many times in the past — could have also even played Pacquiao in terms of his genuine interest in a rematch.
Current pound for pound boxing star Errol Spence thinks the following on a Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2 bout:
That said, I’d be shocked if the Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch doesn’t happen provided both guys can (if Pacquiao’s new injury isn’t that bad) and want the fight.
It sill generates a lot of interest and money at the end of the day but you just never know when it comes to that that crazy little American guy known as Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
Boxing’s best businessman ever and certainly the best defensive fighter that ever lived and without doubt, one of the all time boxing greats period.