The Philippines Manny Pacquiao was then the fighting congressman. Now, he is the fighting senator. Pacquiao had announced his retirement in April after soundly defeating Timothy Bradley in their rubber match. He stated that he wanted to fulfill his senate duties. But in a turn of events, Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) is now set for a fight with Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs). He just might become the first senator of a nation to fight professionally in the square circle.
Jessie Vargas Fight: Testing the Waters/Market for a Mayweather Rematch?
Come November 5th, Pacquiao will be squaring off with Jessie Vargas. Vargas would be defending his WBO Welterweight title. Many think that the best days of Pacquiao are over and it was his swan song against Bradley. This comeback fight though would give fight fans an idea if Pacquiao is still in the elite category. His comeback could also bring back Floyd Mayweather for a possible rematch.
A Mayweather comeback is believed to be likely by many. News has come out that he will try to break his 49-0 record. This is a record he shares with Rocky Marciano. This too is a record that he might want to break.
A report by ESPN stated that Mayweather?s company had filed for a ?TMT 50? and ?TBE 50? trademarks. This is a sign that he is thinking of coming back.
Pacquiao, according to Sporting News, is still eyeing a rematch against Mayweather. Contrary to popular belief, Pacquiao still believes that he won in their first meeting. A rematch could also quell all hypotheticals as Pacquiao has reportedly entered the match with an injury. He had to have surgery on his torn rotator cuff after the fight.
Should Pacquiao win against Vargas, it is not unlikely that he and promoter Bob Arum would campaign for a Mayweather rematch. It might not be as hyped up as the May 2015 super fight but what real boxing fan would not want to tune in?
What do you guys think? Should the two fight again? Would Mayweather?s record be 50-0 or 49-Pacquiao? Leave your comments below.
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