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Floyd Mayweather agrees to Manny Pacquiao rematch in 2016

5.24K   //    06 May 2015, 16:11 IST
Mayweather unanimously won the ‘fight of the century’ 

Floyd Mayweather has agreed to a rematch with arch rival Manny Pacquiao, after the Filipino returns from a shoulder injury next year. The American defeated Pacquiao unanimously on points, a few days ago.

However, it was revealed that Pacquiao had fought with an injury and was not allowed to take painkillers for the game. According to reports, Mayweather told ESPN journalist Stephen A Smith that he was willing to fight Pacquiao again, only when he was fit.

He said, "I will fight him in a year after his surgery.” However, it seems like a u-turn of sorts for Mayweather, who said his fight in September will be his last.

Meanwhile, out of action Pacquiao is currently fighting legal battle in court, after two American fans decided to sue him for concealing the shoulder injury.

The Nevada Athletic Association has completely denied all rumours regarding not ‘allowing’ him the injection. In an official statement, NSA said, "Have you had any injury to your shoulders, elbows, or hands that needed evaluation or examination? If yes, explain. Pacquiao ticked ‘no’.

The only thing Pacquiao mentioned in the questionnaire were the medicines taken.