REPORT: Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. to finally face off again
At long last, after years of eager anticipation, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face off once again. It’s the reunion that was bound to happen, especially after the continued clamor from fans.
Mayweather handily defeated Pacquiao via unanimous decision in 2015, dubbed as the “Fight of the Century.” Many attempts have been made for the two boxing legends to have a rematch but nothing materialized. Until now (or so it seems).
Unfortunately for fight fans, Pacquiao and Mayweather will see each other on the basketball court and not inside the boxing ring.
According to reports, Pacquiao and Mayweather will headline a charity basketball game. They are eyeing to hold it in Las Vegas in December. They will each handpick their rosters, including two former NBA players.
It’s no secret that Pacquiao is a basketball aficionado. He even made it to the Philippine Basketball Association, the biggest professional league in the Philippines. It’s worth noting, however, that he was the owner of the team. Because every time you can buy a team and play for it, you do it.
Mayweather is no basketball slouch either. He has played in the celebrity game during NBA All-Star Weekend, displaying his fleet footwork and natural athleticism.
Getting back together on the squared circle is close to impossible now that both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have retired. But just seeing them in one venue together would be an absolute treat for everyone. And maybe, they can take a cue from Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis.