Floyd Mayweather Claims Manny Pacquiao Rematch Will Happen In Tokyo
Floyd Mayweather has claimed he is currently in negotiations with Manny Pacquiao for a rematch in Tokyo.
Mayweather has revealed the rematch would clash in an exhibition bout hosted in the Far East.
The undefeated fighter has a recent history with fighting in Japan.
He fought in the Japanese capital on New Year's Eve 2018 when he knocked out MMA fighter Tenshin Nasukawa in one round.
In a video posted on social media, Mayweather said per The Mirror: "Money May, Money May, Money May... Money May all day.
"Betrnk.com, that's my team in Tokyo, Japan, TMT Tokyo, and of course I'm Floyd Mayweather.
:bangbang: BREAKING: Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao exhibition bout is in the works for Tokyo.
- All Of The Belts (@AllOfTheBelts) September 14, 2019
"What I'm working on right now is the Mayweather-Pacquiao exhibition right here in Tokyo. Stay tuned."
The bout could potentially take place due to Mayweather growing his 'TMT' brand in Asia.
The 42-year-old has been known to stir up speculation only to not follow up on it.
A video was leaked earlier this year which suggested the rivals would clash in Saudi Arabia.
Here's the Floyd Mayweather video announcing the possible Manny Pacquiao rematch in Saudi Arabia.@MannyPacquiao @FloydMayweather pic.twitter.com/DkGLcOLd3i
- Boxing-UK :flag_gb: (@Boxing_UK_) August 18, 2019
However, Mayweather revealed that he was paid an extortionate $2 million to record it.
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"There is a video circulating that I made eight months ago about a Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch.
"I got paid $2,200,000 to make the video. The truth is, the fight will never happen again.
"Now, look at the money that got wired to me for the video. Who's the smart one? I'm making millions just for 10 second video drops."
Mayweather comfortably beat the Filipino on points back in 2015.
The fight was one of the biggest box office draws in history with 4.4 million buys.
Despite the defeat, Pacquiao is eager for a rematch and tweeted about the potential of one back in July.
.@FloydMayweather You come to my fight and then use my name in a post but I'm the one that is trying to stay relevant? if you want to be relevant again... #MayPac2
- Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) July 24, 2019
Mayweather didn't take too kindly to Pacquiao's post on social media and insisted he was in attendance for his fight as his boss.
"Let's stick to the facts! Bob Arum is no longer your promoter, so when it comes to Mayweather Promotions & PBC events I'm the HNIC!
"I beat you mentally, physically and financially! Remember, you fight cause you have to, I fight when I want to!"
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