Floyd Mayweather Claims He'll Fight Again Before Manny Pacquiao Rematch

Floyd Mayweather appears dead set on coming out of retirement once again and have another boxing fight. Whether that comeback fight is against Manny Pacquiao is a completely different story.

Mayweather spoke to TMZ and in the short clip, Mayweather stated that before he has a rematch with Pacquiao, he'll supposedly have a tune-up beforehand and could take place in Tokyo.

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"I know everybody heard about the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. But before the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch, I will be back in Tokyo for a huge boxing event. Stay tuned," Mayweather said.

Though nothing is set in stone, but if Mayweather is fully intent on coming out of retirement and having a tuneup fight in Tokyo, TMZ reported that one date that could be in play would be around New Year's Eve. If so, that would be around the time Japan typically has its New Year's boxing card, usually one of the biggest shows of the year.

Mayweather has not fought since defeating two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor in a boxing fight in August 2017. His last fight against an actual boxer took place in 2015 when he scored a unanimous decision win against Andre Berto. Recently, Mayweather and Pacquiao faced off in Japan, drawing interest for a potential rematch of their 2015 fight, which saw Mayweather defeat the eight-division champion by unanimous decision as well.

Pacquiao has been active since that loss to Mayweather, capturing the WBO welterweight title in 2016, but lost it in the summer of 2017 against Jeff Horn. In Pacquiao's last fight, he knocked out Lucas Matthysse to win the WBA "regular" welterweight title.

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