Will There Be A Rematch?

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao embracing after their first fight

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao embracing after their first fight

In 2015, the “fight of the century” occurred when Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather faced off inside a squared circle. Mayweather was the victor, but many believe the fight should have happened several earlier when both combatants were in their prime.

Mayweather, now retired, possesses a record of 50-0. At 47 years of age and with millions of dollars in the bank, he has no reason to risk tarnishing his perfect record in a boxing ring.

During a December 2023 press conference, Manny Pacquiao mentioned a potential rematch with Floyd Mayweather in 2024. While this was by no means a confirmation of a pending bout, earlier this year, Mayweather claimed that Pacquiao was forced to write him a check for $4 million due to his comments.

Betting On Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II

There hasn’t been any official announcement from either fighter’s team regarding a time or date for the rematch, but boxing betting sites have already posted lines for Pacquiao Mayweather 2.

Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather -150
Manny Pacquiao +120
BetOnline

BetOnlineAG favors Mayweather to win the rematch, but the odds for both fighters are drawing fairly close to even money. Even at this early stage, gamblers can shop the betting lines for the best sportsbook payouts.

While BetOnline and BetUS feature the same moneyline for Mayweather at -150, the prior offers Pacquiao odds that pay out at $0.10 more per dollar wagered.

Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather -150
Manny Pacquiao +110
BetUS

Once the fight is officially confirmed, Pacqioau Mayweather 2 odds and prop bets will flood the boards.

Will It Be A Sanctioned Boxing Match?

In recent years, Mayweather has dabbled in exhibition matches, boxing against social media influencer Logan Paul, John Gotti III, and others. Since Floyd’s fight with Conor McGregor, he’s participated in seven exhibition matches.

Will the Pacquiao fight be a full-contact match? Online sportsbooks aren’t certain, as these odds can be found in the celebrity boxing betting section at BetOnline.

Mayweather’s last legitimate match occurred in 2017. Manny most recently stepped into the ring in 2021, losing to Yordenis Ugás. Pacqioau has lost five of his last thirteen fights.

Over 4 million pay-per-view purchases were made for their first fight in 2015, but will there be enough interest to draw viewers nearly a decade later? Floyd is 47, and Manny is 45, and there is all the reason in the world for both fighters to lay down the gloves forever.

With attractions like Mike Tyson and Jake Paul expecting to fill an 80,000-seat stadium, the trend of elder boxers returning to the ring will continue until interest dies down.

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Author: Alan Morris