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Boxing News: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch close to being finalized

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch could be finalized soon with rumors that it has “75%” chance of happening. Manny Pacquiao came out of retirement and defeated Jessie Vargas and Floyd Mayweather is expected to unretired too since Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2 is too good to pass up with millions on the line.

Pacquiao beat Vargas was unimpressive according to boxing experts. The hype for his recent fight was too low compared to the Filipino’s previous bouts. Pacquiao’s popularity has fallen in recent years after fans were pissed that he lied about his retirement and fought again this year.

But a fight against Mayweather, who won the first fight convincingly, might get Pacquiao back among the respected boxers in the sport.

Bob Arum predicts Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch will happen!

According to Bob Arum, the Top Rank Promotions head, there is a big chance that the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch happens in 2017.

“Like everyone else, I’m guessing there will be a rematch. He did come to the fight. I give it 75 percent. Do I know it’s gonna happen? No. Do I know if Floyd wants the fight? No. I know nothing more than the public knows at this point and what I observed,” Arum stated to ESPN after the Pacquiao vs. Vargas fight.

Mayweather was a surprise spectator for Pacquiao’s comeback fight and the boxers greeted each other when the American watched at ringside.

According to the report, Mayweather was also “very friendly” with Top Rank president Todd duBoef. Mayweather and Arum previously were seen as rivals but after partnering to make the first Mayweather vs. Pacquiao happen, there is no more animosity between the two parties.

The first Mayweather vs. Pacquiao earned the fighters the biggest purses in boxing history. The turnout was also record breaking with gate attendance sales and pay per view sales setting new world records.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch won’t match those high numbers but both will be earning big money again. Arum states that it has a big chance of happening and the money could be too big to pass up for these veteran boxers.

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