The future Hall of Famer spoke with Mirror Sport on his thoughts about getting a rematch against Mayweather after the two sides met in Japan in September, hinting at a rematch. Pacquiao is expected to be back in the ring in January 2019, defending his WBA "regular" welterweight title against Adrien Broner. But once he is finished with Broner, he will attempt to get the rematch with Mayweather, saying that he can't retire without doing something about the fact that he lost to Mayweather in 2015.
"First I am fighting Broner and after that there is a big possibility of the Mayweather fight. He is coming back and we are talking about a rematch but we have to deal with these fights first. We met in Japan and he said he wanted to have a rematch; not this time but maybe after the January fight. I told him I have the belt and that I am the champion. It will be different this time as there will be no excuses. I can’t retire with peace of mind because of the defeat. If you watch the fight, he didn't throw many punches," Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao and Mayweather fought in what was the biggest pay-per-view event in history at the time, with Mayweather emerging victorious by unanimous decision. Since that victory, Mayweather has retired twice, but is now on a collision course with undefeated Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on the Rizin 14 show in Saitama, Japan on December 31.
As for Pacquiao, his fight against Broner has yet to be officially announced, but it is likely that it will take place in Las Vegas either on January 12 or 19.