Even in a press conference talking about Manny Pacquiao's upcoming pay-per-view bout against Adrien Broner in January 2019, part of the conversation was about a potential rematch between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In a recent press conference that took place in Los Angeles, Pacquiao was asked about his interest in fighting Mayweather once again.
“I don’t think Adrien will agree with that, because I need to pass through him. This is not an easy fight. I can’t give you an answer, but if you ask me, it would be good for me to have that fight,” Pacquiao said.
Rumors of a rematch between the two started in mid-September as Pacquiao and Mayweather met in Japan. The two would later hint that they would fight each other once more after Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in 2015 in a pay-per-view event that broke records in terms of buyrate. Mayweather is still in talks to have an exhibition match against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14 in Japan on December 31.
As far as Broner's thoughts on Mayweather being on Pacquiao's radar despite the fight coming up on January 19, Broner believes he's going to ruin any plans of a potential rematch between the two future Hall of Famers.
“January 19, I am coming to win. Screw the money, I’m going to be victorious. They keep talking about a Pacquiao-Mayweather 2, but I’m going to mess those plans up. I just don’t see Manny Pacquiao beating me," Broner said.
Pacquiao and Broner will fight on January 19, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will be for Pacquiao's WBA "regular" welterweight title in his first title defense and headline a Showtime pay-per-view.