Pac­quiao vs May­weather re­match? Manny is ready

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

WBO wel­ter­weight world cham­pion Manny Pac­quiao said yes­ter­day he felt like a young man in his 20s and would rel­ish an­other crack at Floyd May­weather.

The Filipino icon, 37, made a win­ning come­back from his brief re­tire­ment ear­lier this month and said he was in great shape to try to avenge his de­feat to May­weather last year in the rich­est fight in box­ing his­tory.

“I feel young. I feel like I’m just 25, or that I’m just 28 years old,” Pac­quiao told ABS-CBN tele­vi­sion.

Asked if he wanted to fight May­weather again, Pac­quiao said, “Of course, if he wants to come back [to] box­ing”.

Pac­quiao fu­elled talk of “Pac­quiaoMay­weather 2” when he in­vited the un­de­feated Amer­i­can, who re­tired in Septem­ber 2015, to at­tend his suc­cess­ful come­back against Jessie Var­gas in Las Ve­gas on Novem­ber 5.

Last week, Pac­quiao teased fans about a pos­si­ble re­match by post­ing pic­tures on so­cial me­dia wear­ing a suit bear­ing photos of him and May­weather in the lin­ing.

But May­weather, 39, said days later he had no plans to come out of re­tire­ment.

Pac­quiao orig­i­nally re­tired in May af­ter beat­ing Amer­i­can Ti­mothy Bradley in a non-ti­tle fight be­fore stand­ing for and win­ning a seat in the Philip­pines Se­nate.

But he said he would not be step­ping away from the ring again any time soon.

“I still be­lieve in my skills. You just need dis­ci­pline, how you dis­ci­pline your­self and work hard,” Pac­quiao said, adding he would only walk away once he no longer wanted to put in the long hours of train­ing.

“Be­cause once you get lazy, that’s the start of the de­cline of your per­for­mance and your body.” –

‘I feel young. I feel like I’m just 25, or that I’m just 28 years old.’

Manny Pac­quiao 37-year-old boxer

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