Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao confirmed - but there's a twist

By Mirror: Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 at 18:35 GMT +3 | Boxing
Mayweather (left) revealed he will meet up with Pacquiao in the Philippines [Courtesy]

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will come face-to-face for a second time - on the basketball court.

The pair first fought four years ago when Mayweather comfortably outclassed his rival over 12 rounds.

Mayweather has since retired before returning to stop Conor McGregor in the second-richest fight in history.

Pacquiao has continued his career with mixed fortunes but did outpoint Adrien Broner in January.

The Filipino has held talks with Mayweather over a second showdown but now looks likely to take on Keith Thurman this summer instead.

Pacquiao (with the ball) had a brief stint as a professional basketball player in his homeland [Courtesy]

But as he held a press conference to announce his endorsement of Belo Medical Group, Mayweather revealed he will meet up with Pacquiao in the Philippines.

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During the announcement, Dr Victoria Belo said: "He's going to play basketball with Manny today," to which Mayweather responded, "Yeah, in Resorts World."

Mayweather, who underwent a skin-lightening procedure before the press conference, added: "I travel the world all the time and just to come to the Philippines again and be embraced by the Filipinos is amazing. Great place, great people, so positive."

Pacquiao had a brief stint as a professional basketball player in his homeland, playing 10 games for Kia Picanto between 2014 and 2017.

 

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