Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao called for a rematch against Floyd Mayweather after his win over Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse

"We, at the Armed Forces of the Philippines joins the whole nation in celebrating another victory by our Pambansang Kamao, Senator and Reserve Army Colonel Manny Pacquiao against Lucas Matthysse", AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato said in a message to reporters. "Boxing is my passion and I would be lonely if I quit boxing".

In 2015 Pacquiao, with a win-loss-draw record of 60-7-2, lost a unanimous points decision to the unbeaten Mayweather (50-0) in one of the richest fights in boxing history, but then needed surgery on a damaged shoulder that he claimed had restricted his movement and punching power.

Matthysse was unfortunately never really in the fight from the start, as he was not able to find the distance on Pacquiao, who was using his great footwork to dart in and out on the Argentinian who could not land very many of his vaunted knockout right hand punches flush.

Paul Supan of Jose Rizal University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), who watched the fight live, said people need "to separate Pacquiao the boxer from Pacquiao the politician". Mayweather has not fought since his lucrative clash with UFC's Conor McGregor but the fact he was lured out of retirement for that mega-fight, Pacquiao has left the door open should he feel similarly.

Manny Pacquiao is hoping to open a new chapter in his long career
Manny Pacquiao is hoping to open a new chapter in his long career

Another opponent is Amir Khan who made his return to the ring in a 39 second knockout of Phil Lo Greco and Vasyl Lomachenko, who is nearly 10 years his junior.

"I have the belt, so it's up to him [Mayweather]". If he wants to come back in boxing let's do a second one.

Joshua had been hoping to fight fellow unbeaten heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who holds the World Boxing Council belt, but he could yet face the American in April 2019.

Veteran promoter Bob Arum has also talked up a super fight with his Top Rank stable's three-belt lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, but that would necessitate Pacquaio dropping back from 147 to 140 or 135 pounds-weight divisions he has not fought at for 10 years.

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