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MANNY PACQUIAO STILL HOPING FOR REMATCH WITH RETIRED FLOYD MAYWEATHER AS FINAL FIGHT

By Ben Thompson | October 27, 2015
MANNY PACQUIAO STILL HOPING FOR REMATCH WITH RETIRED FLOYD MAYWEATHER AS FINAL FIGHT

"I don't know yet who's my opponent next but we're still negotiating right now about the rematch with Floyd Mayweather so hoping for that," stated 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who revealed that he's still hoping to get a rematch with retired undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao, who hasn't fought since he lost to Mayweather back in May, will make his return to the ring on April 9 in what will likely be the final fight of his career, according to his promoter, Bob Arum.

"We talked very seriously and he said, 'Bob, hopefully, by the middle of May I will have been elected senator in the Philippines and at that point, I cannot engage in boxing because I need to focus on the senate and I have to be in attendance.' Manny told me this fight on April 9 will be his last fight," Arum recently explained. Despite the fact that Pacquiao claims to be in negotiations for the rematch, FightHype.com can confirm that there's been absolutely no communication, let alone a conversation, with anyone from Team Mayweather about a potential rematch, or even a return to the ring for that matter.

In fact, less than two weeks ago, Arum himself shot down rumors of a rematch, telling TMZ, "It is absolutely false. Really, truly, it's false. "There's been no negotiations, no discussion and because of the scheduling I don't think its possible for it even to happen." Arum did, however, recently reveal that undefeated WBO jr. welterweight champion Terence Crawford was in the running to land the April 9 assignment with Pacquiao. If Pacquiao is looking for an undefeated boxer to face, perhaps Crawford will be a nice replacement for Mayweather.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT MANNY PACQUIAO HAD TO SAY ABOUT A REMATCH WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER

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