Floyd Mayweather Claims He's Coming Out Of Retirement, Fighting Manny Pacquiao In December

Floyd Mayweather could be coming out of retirement a second time.

The four-division champion posted a video on Instagram that he would be coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch later this year.

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"I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure pay day on the way," Mayweather writes in the post.

In the video below, Mayweather further reiterates his intentions to come back and fight again.

Mayweather and Pacquiao had their first fight back in May 2015 with the unified WBA “super,” WBO, WBC and The Ring welterweight titles on the line. Mayweather won the fight, which set the all-time record for a pay-per-view buyrate with close to five million buys, by unanimous decision. The undefeated boxer would then fight Andre Berto and then retire only to come back and fight then-UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match last year. Mayweather would win the fight by TKO and then retire a second time.

Pacquiao also had a brief retirement since that fight against Mayweather. Pacquiao won the WBO welterweight title in 2016, but lost the title to Jeff Horn last year in his first title defense. The eight-division champion won the WBA “regular” welterweight title this past summer in Malaysia when he knocked out Lucas Matthysse.

When Pacquiao defeated Matthysse, he announced that he is a promotional free agent and is no longer under an exclusive contract with Top Rank Boxing. Mayweather recently said he was interested in working out a deal with Pacquiao regarding the Filipino’s next fight, but it was hinted more towards a promotional deal rather than a fight deal.

Mayweather's current record sits at 50-0. If Mayweather comes out of retirement again and defeats Pacquiao or any other opponent, his 51-0 record would be equal to WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin, who reached 51-0 back in August.

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