SEN. Emmanuel Pacquiao reiterated his desire for a rematch with undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., days after scoring a knockout victory in Kuala Lumpur.
Pacquiao aired on Tuesday his wish to have another fight with the now retired Mayweather, who defeated him via unanimous decision in Las Vegas in 2015.
He initially called out Mayweather to “do a second one” with him after arriving in Gen. Santos from Kuala Lumpur late Monday afternoon.
The “fighting senator” wrested the World Boxing Association “regular” welterweight title from Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in a seventh round knockout last Sunday.
“That depends. Let’s see if he decides to return to boxing. If that happens, it means he’s coming back for me,” he told reporters at his mansion in Barangay Lagao here.
Pacquiao said he wants to do “two to three more fights” before finally hanging up his gloves and just focus on his political career.
Now 39 years old, he acknowledged that age will finally slow him down but said that such is not the case so far, stressing his “passion for boxing” has not wavered. (Mindanews)