Most fans and experts alike feel Floyd Mayweather handily defeated Manny Pacquiao on May 2, but the pair may do it again.
Floyd, now 48-0, is expected to retire in September, but he must now find an opponent that can also drive sales, experts say.
Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated said, “Mayweather confirms (again) that he will fight one more time. Says his last fight will be in September. Against who? No one moves the needle.”
The BleacherReport stated:
Besides, there isn’t a fighter in the world who would draw more than Pacquiao would in a rematch. And while Mayweather clearly won this fight, the match was close enough, with several rounds contested, that it wouldn’t be hard to drum up a fervor for a rematch. Pacquiao can clearly hang with Mayweather, even if the latter fighter essentially controlled the bout throughout.
In a post-fight press conference, Mayweather reportedly dodged the name Amir Khan, who would be the next logical fight after just a decisive victory over Pac Man.
Finally, even though Mayweather says he’ll likely retire after 49, wins, he’s left the door open to chase the coveted 50-0 record. Presently, Rocky Marciano holds the professional record of 49-0 undefeated.