Pacquiao fuels Mayweather rematch rumors with jacket lining hint

Ryan Songalia
Pacquiao fuels Mayweather rematch rumors with jacket lining hint
Manny Pacquiao shows off his new suit jacket, which feature photos of himself and Floyd Mayweather on the inside lining

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao continues to tease the possibility of a second fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr as he showed off a sports coat interior with himself throwing a right hand punch on the right side and Mayweather defending one on the left side. 

Pacquiao could be hinting that in a rematch he’d still have something – ahem – up his sleeve.

Pacquiao, who lost a unanimous decision to Mayweather in the sport’s most financially lucrative fight in May of 2015, has consistently petitioned for a rematch, claiming he had injured his right shoulder in training and reinjured it during the fight. 

Mayweather hasn’t fought since September of 2015 but is rumored to be back in training again despite being 3 months from his 40th birthday.

The rumors of a rematch were kicked into high gear when Mayweather showed up at ringside for Pacquiao’s most recent fight, a unanimous decision win over Jessie Vargas to win the WBO welterweight title for a third time on November 5. Pacquiao says he had invited Mayweather to be ringside.

Their first fight sold a reported 4.4 million pay-per-view buys, a record figure, to generate $425 million in revenue, according to Forbes, while breaking another record with a $72 million live gate. Mayweather is estimated to have earned $200 million while Pacquiao earned an estimated $120 million. –


Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.