With talks of a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao II seemingly back on the table, fans are puttering about its potential outcome. As history would have it, Floyd stole the W rather convincingly in their first encounter, mind you, with a wounded Manny Pacquiao at medium strength. Make of what you will, but had Manny revealed the nature of his injury before the 2015 bout, he would have lost a great deal of PPV buys in the process. So they went ahead with the fight and the rest is history.
Fast forward to 2019, and the ball is seemingly in Floyd’s corner. Unlike Money May, Pacquiao never pulled out of boxing in a semi-retirement stance, even during the many successive parliamentary campaigns he put forth in his home country of the Phillippines. In fact, Manny Pacquiao is a major league strap holder, his WBA Welterweight title bestowed upon him during Keith Thurman’s lengthy injury layoff. Now that Keith is back to full-strength, Manny Pacquiao could very well be one of his next 2 or 3 opponents.
Even so, Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach have given fight fans every indication that a Floyd rematch is the prime directive. Floy’s recent trip to a Manila mall is a clear indication that a rematch is well within the realm of possibility. If anything, Floyd’s trip to the Philippines did produce one meme-worthy moment, when a Pinay woman berated him as they crossed paths on an escalator.
Thanks to 50 Cent the viral-push of the video clip has been given new life. As always, 50 Cent is pretty unyielding when it comes to his oldest friend-turned-foe. “Hahaha nigga thought he was Obama for a minute till he heard what she said,” grimaced 50 Cent, before stooping down to emulate the Pinay woman once more. “LOL I DON’T LIKE YOU, CHICKEN YOU A CHICKEN I HATE YOU.” In other news, Manny did sign a nearly identical Rizin deal to the one Floyd Mayweather acted on during the holiday season.