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Floyd Mayweather Could Have Manny Pacquiao Rematch To Help Build Casino Empire

Floyd Mayweather Could Have Manny Pacquiao Rematch To Help Build Casino Empire

Floyd Mayweather wants to build a casino empire in Japan and it could be launched with a huge fight against Manny Pacquiao.

SunSport have revealed in an exclusive report that Mayweather is keen to launch his casino empire with a huge fight.

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One of the candidates is Pacquiao who Mayweather defeated back in 2015.

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But the 42-year-old is also keen on exhibition fights against non-boxing opponents as he has in the past against Conor McGregor and Japanese martial artist Tenshin Nasukawa.

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Mayweather launched The Money Team (TMT) Japan in Tokyo this June, as well as a partnership with management company Libera and Kyoei boxing gym.

Hong Kong based promoter Jay Lau told SunSport: "In Asia more and more casinos are setting up.

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"Mayweather came to Tokyo to set up TMT Japan because of the Japan casinos that open in the next year.

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"There are casinos opening in Cambodia, Singapore and China as well. It means boxing will get more and more popular.

"The Manny rematch is the biggest thing that can happen.

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"I hope it does happen, it could be a big possibility that fight is the grand opening for the Japan casinos."

It was also revealed Mayweather put the brakes on a potential exhibition bout this year to focus on negotiating a rematch against Pacquiao.

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Lau added: "Mayweather came two times to Hong Kong, he spoke with my son Jayson and we had communications but now he is focusing on the Pacquiao rematch.

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"We were talking about an exhibition in China, a big event but not a recorded professional boxing fight. Something like Mayweather vs Tenshin in Japan.

"We spoke a bit about doing a special fight in China, but half way through he turned to the Pacquiao rematch so we stopped."

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The duo have participated in numerous back and forth's since their 'Fight Of The Century' in May 2015.

Most recently, 'Pac Man' called out Mayweather with a bizarre Twitter video.

The video below features him holding pads for 55-year-old Jack Ma.

He then addresses the camera where he challenges Mayweather to a 'real fight' and puts forward his billionaire friend if the retired American is looking for an opponent for an exhibition bout.

"Yeah I am ready. Any place, any time. Manny's team is ready," Ma says in the video.

The duo having a rematch would send shock waves through the boxing world even if it was just an exhibition.

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Topics: Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, Boxing, mayweather, Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.