Report: Manny Pacquiao Calls For Rematch With Floyd Mayweather in 2016
By FCF Staff
After undergoing successful shoulder surgery, Manny Pacquiao is calling for a rematch with the man who handed him a loss earlier this year, Floyd Mayweather.
Pacquiao was decisioned by the undefeated boxer on May 5th, in what was the highest grossing bout in combat sports history. After the fight, it was revealed Pacquiao had a shoulder injury going into the bout, and the Filipino star had to undergo surgery to repair it.
Recently, Pacquiao attended a World Basketball Conference in Japan, in his capacities as a Congressman, and the fighter told Fight News the following:
“I’d like to concentrate my efforts on working as a politician this year, and want to fight Mayweather in a rematch. I’ll be ready for that mentally and physically next year. I’ll show a better performance against him than in the first encounter.”
The 36 year-old Pacquiao also relayed that he has “no problem” with his shoulder, having undergone surgery to repair it.
Mayweather, meanwhile, is scheduled to Andre Berto on September 12th.