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Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr: Details about sequel fight unlikely to surface this year

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The narrative surrounding Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr still hasn’t died down despite the fighting senator likely taking up Mikey Garcia next. Indeed, even oddsmakers are still holding out hope that the two will collide for a second time.

But while others are keen to see both fighters slug it out again, some aren’t all that interested in the sequel. This is due to the fact that Floyd Mayweather Jr will undoubtedly use his defensive skills to outpoint Manny Pacquiao, an approach that doesn’t sit well with people who are looking to witness a slugfest.

Despite this, however, reports are coming in that the sequel match is actually being put together behind closed doors. Both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr aren’t sharing details just yet.

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr are walking different paths

In fact, it’s not expected that information about the match will surface soon as the announcement will likely arrive after Manny Pacquiao fights Garcia. In the meantime, Floyd Mayweather Jr is likely looking for a quick cash-grab in the form of more exhibition matches. The undefeated fighter fought Tenshin Nasukawa last year in what many criticized as nothing more than a staged display.

If Floyd Mayweather Jr gets in yet another exhibition bout, it’ll likely take place this coming December. Manny Pacquiao, on the other hand, will probably step in the ring next year, perhaps in the second quarter of 2020. The Filipino icon is the favorite to win the fight given that Garcia has never been a volume striker in his career, something that’s needed when performing in the welterweight division, BoxingNews24 reported.

Manny Pacquiao will be remembered more than Floyd Mayweather Jr

Even Floyd Mayweather Jr is able to dish out combinations despite being a counterpuncher. As for the legacy of Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao’s advisor Sean Gibbons said that the senator will be remembered as a great fighter as opposed to the American. Gibbons argued that the Filipino still being active at 40 and fighting guys 10 years his junior is far better than getting in a boxing ring with an MMA fighter and kickboxer, WBN reported.

“Floyd [Mayweather Jr], when he was rolling out, beat up an MMA guy and some little poor Japanese guy. His legacy is going out on beating up people on freak shows,” Gibbons said. Manny Pacquiao, meanwhile, refuses to comment about the entire subject.

By J Russ Isberto
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