Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao look set to make a sensational return to the ring in December — co-headlining the same card! But, the two legends will not be in opposite corners, for now.
In a remarkable turn of events, Mayweather will again come out of retirement to headline the show, against a yet to be confirmed opponent.
Sources close to Boxing News TV have also confirmed that WBA regular world welterweight titleholder, Pacquiao, will make a defence of his crown against Andre Berto in the co-main event, on the same show.
It is expected that should both Mayweather and Pacquiao come through unscathed, the two will meet in 2019 super fight.
Speculation had been rife that the pair would meet in a December rematch following comments made by Mayweather and later backed up by Pacquiao. However, it appears that this isn’t the case, with Mayweather opting for a warm-up bout before taking on the Filipino legend.
Mayweather last took to the ring in August 2017 when he improved his record to 50-0 after a comprehensive victory over UFC star Conor McGregor. Mayweather had come out of retirement to fight McGregor, who crossed over to boxing from mixed martial arts for the contest.
Pacquiao last fought in July when he claimed an emphatic stoppage victory over Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur to win the WBA world regular welterweight title.