Floyd Mayweather Jr. texts he’ll fight Manny Pacquiao again next year

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So there might be a Fight of the Century II after all.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith via text Tuesday that that he would be willing to fight Manny Pacquiao again rather than retire in September, as he has stated numerous times he plans to do.

“I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” Mayweather said of Pacquiao in the text.

Mayweather improved to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Pacquiao in a much-hyped fight Saturday night.

Pacquiao reported pain in his right shoulder after an April 4 sparring session, then was examined two days later, where a tear was found below the rotator cuff. His manager told The Times on Monday that Pacquiao would undergo surgery on the injury this week in Los Angeles.


The typical recovery time for such surgery is nine to 12 months. Plus, the Nevada Athletic Commission announced Monday that the state attorney’s general’s office will be looking into whether Pacquiao properly disclosed the injury before the fight.

In other words, Pacquiao might be facing a fine or even a suspension.

Still, if the text is any indication, Mayweather seems willing to wait.

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