It has been widely reported that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been in talks these past six months or so about a potential rematch of their original fight back in 2015.
Recently however Mayweather seemed to have a change of heart and has not really talked about the fight as much as he was last year when he did a social media post saying that the rematch would happen.
Pacquiao later went on to sign a deal with Mayweather’s adviser Al Haymon and his Premier Boxing Champions series which many thought was a preamble to make the Mayweather rematch this year.
Rappler have reported that Pacquiao vs Mayweather 2 fight talks are ongoing again but that Pacquiao is keeping his options open to fighting the winner of Errol Spence vs Mikey Garcia later this month and will be attending the bout in person.
While Canelo Alvarez and others are now the main stars in boxing, it would seem the lure of tempting Mayweather into a fight is still too much to turn down with his name essentially still the biggest one in boxing.
Mayweather for his part has been capitalizing on this name by fighting exhibition bouts for zero risk and huge pay day bouts recently.
Even Canelo Alvarez recently said that he would like to get Mayweather out of retirement for a rematch but don’t expect that however — in terms of Mayweather fighting a young and far improved Canelo.
Mayweather recently celebrated his 42nd birthday and retired with a perfect record of 50-0.
Pacquiao’s last bout came in January when he recorded a unanimous points victory over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas.