Arum: Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch likely

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first_imgSmart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH (L-R): CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe, WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum pose during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and Pacquiao will face each other in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKIHOLLYWOOD—It wasn’t just eye contact between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. at ringside, after all.Mayweather, the flamboyant American who retired as unbeaten champion, gave his former ring rival the thumbs up after Pacquiao’s dominant conquest of Jessie Vargas on Saturday night at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT “He (Mayweather) was having eye contact (with Pacquiao),” said Mike Koncz, Pacquiao’s adviser. “Yeah, because even after the fight, when Manny stood in that corner and and put his hands up for his fans, he looked at Floyd and Floyd gave him the thumbs up. i saw it.”That little gesture could be a sign of bigger things to come as Mayweather had announced that he’s contemplating on returning to the ring he ruled with Pacquiao several years back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentCoincidentally, promoter Bob Arum told ESPN on Monday that Pacquiao will definitely fight in the spring and there’s a 75 percent chance that he’d be facing Mayweather in a rematch.Pacquiao and Mayweather tangled in a super blockbuster in May 2015, with the American beating the eighth-division world champion, who suffered a rotator cuff tear on his right shoulder in the course of the bout,  by unanimous decision. View comments MOST READ 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img Nowhere near what a Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch will generate, of course.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next His injury completely healed, Pacquiao staged a virtuoso performance to wrest Vargas’ World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.With his similarly lopsided victory over Tim Bradley last April 9 factored in, Pacquiao was put back on top of the pound-for-pound rankings by some boxing evaluating bodies.On Monday, Pacquiao told a small group of foreign and Filipino reporters at his Wynn suite jokingly said that he’s probably in the top 50 of the pound-for-pound list.Among those cited by Pacquiao as top pound-for-pound contenders are Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenco.Apart from Mayweather, Koncz said he is also considering Adrien Broner for Pacquiao’s next assignment because the fight will sell.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Manny Pacquiao signs new deal with Chinese sportswear brand Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img

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