LOS ANGELES – Floyd Mayweather remains the central figure in the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner world welterweight title fight this Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“Whoever wins this fight should get the fight with Mayweather,” said Mike Koncz, Pacquiao’s former adviser who remains in the thick of the action.
But Koncz isn’t all to certain that Mayweather, who had beaten the Filipino on points in 2015, would agree to a rematch especially if Pacquiao scores a resounding win.
“I just feel that Floyd’s too concerned about keeping that 0 in his record,” said Koncz, noting that a devastating stoppage by Pacquiao should make Mayweather think twice.
Mayweather has a 50-0 record with 27 KOs and is coming off an exhibition bout victory in Tokyo against an underweight and super-young Japanese kickboxer.
The first time they fought, Pacquiao complained of a shoulder injury that got aggravated in the fourth round of the 12-rounder. Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach told a few scribes on Saturday that he is aching for the chance to see a second fight so they can exact payback knowing that with two injury-free hands Pacquiao can beat Mayweather.
Last time Mayweather fought under boxing rules, he stopped MMA star Conor McGregor in 2017.
In the event a rematch happens, it should take place in June or July or in September since the coveted May date has already been reserved by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
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