Floyd Mayweather Received $4 Million Upfront for Potential Manny Pacquiao Rematch

Published 02/20/2024, 8:44 PM EST

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Right after all three judges scored the contest for Floyd Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao in 2015, the Filipino boxer objected to the decision. While still in the ring, a disappointed Pacquiao spoke to Max Kellerman and said he thought he won the fight. Well, although it has been almost nine years since the duo shared the ring, ‘PacMan’ feels there is still unfinished business with ‘TBE’.

On that note, last year Pacquiao told the public that he was pursuing a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, supported by Japanese promotion Rizin. However, since the fight did not take place, many thought Pacquaio was joking. However, Mayweather has now confirmed receiving money in advance for the mentioned fight.

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Last year, in an interview with The Sun, Manny Pacquiao revealed he was working on a potential rematch with Floyd Mayweather in Japan. In addition, the Filipino boxer hoped Pacquiao and Mayweather would share the ring in December 2023. While the match has yet to happen, Mayweather rebuked Manny for publicly disclosing the prospect of a second fight. “When Manny Pacquiao spoke about that, he shouldn’t have because there’s a time and a place for everything,” Mayweather told The Pivot Podcast.


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It’s so crazy when he spoke about it. I could have easily come out and say, ‘Yeah you spoke about it I ain’t have to say nothing’,” Mayweather added. Along these lines, ‘TBE’ revealed the figure he received upfront following Pacquiao’s statements. “Just by him saying my name they gave me a cheque for $4 million. Who I mean you know. I don’t like to throw certain individuals under the bus,” said Floyd Mayweather who was recently mocked by Devin Haney’s father.


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But remember, he got famous because they said he could be the guy that could possibly dethrone the king. Did it happen? Absolutely not. Was it easy? Absolutely,” he concluded. With that said, do you wish to see a rematch between the two boxers in Japan this year? In addition, what outcome do you expect from Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquaio II? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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