Re­match of the cen­tury? Manny suits him­self

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

BOX­ING icon Manny Pac­quiao has teased fans about a pos­si­ble re­match with Floyd May­weather, smil­ing as he gamely showed off a suit with pic­tures of him­self and May­weather on the lin­ing.

Pac­quiao, 37, posted on his so­cial me­dia ac­counts on Novem­ber 14 pho­tos of him­self wear­ing the suit with his pic­ture on the right side of the coat and May­weather’s on the left.

“Like my jacket?” Pac­quiao, who was elected to the Philip­pines Se­nate in May, cap­tioned the photo.

Pac­quiao’s post, which had re­ceived 215,000 likes on Face­book by yes­ter­day, fu­elled talk of “Pac­quiaoMay­weather 2” which be­gan af­ter he won the World Box­ing Or­ga­ni­za­tion wel­ter­weight ti­tle from Jessie Var­gas ear­lier this month.

May­weather had taken up an in­vi­ta­tion from Pac­quiao to watch the Filipino mul­ti­ple world cham­pion’s Las Ve­gas come­back from ring­side.

Pac­quiao said af­ter the fight that he was ea­ger to avenge his 2015 loss to May­weather in the rich­est fight in his­tory.

“Not only for my­self, but the fans of box­ing want the re­match, then why not? We can eas­ily talk about that it is not a prob­lem,” Pac­quiao said.

Pac­quiao’s pro­moter Bob Arum said last week a re­match was likely.

“I give it 75 per­cent,” Arum told ESPN.

“Do I know it’s gonna hap­pen? No. Do I know if Floyd wants the fight? No. I know noth­ing more than the pub­lic knows at this point and what I ob­served.”

Pac­quiao’s camp said yes­ter­day, how­ever, that talk of a re­match could wait.

“Box­ing is not yet in his mind right now,” Pac­quiao’s me­dia re­la­tions chief Aquiles Zo­nio told AFP. “He’s fo­cus­ing on his leg­isla­tive works.

“It will be known by Jan­uary when will be his next fight and who will be his next op­po­nent.” –

Pho­tos: Face­book/Te­jano 1600

Mann Pac­quiao sports a suit jacket that de­picts him­self and archri­val Floyd May­weather on the in­side, po­ten­tially hint­ing at a re­match.

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