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article imagePacquiao assures fans of best performance in Mayweather rematch

By Leo Reyes     Nov 8, 2016 in Sports
Two days after Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the WBO welterweight title from Jessie Vargas Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Nevada, talks about the possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather have yet to subside.
Mayweather's presence during the Pacquiao-Vargas title fight fueled speculations that the unbeaten American fighter is set to come out of retirement to face Pacquiao in a rematch in April or May next year.
Pacquiao lost to Mayweather via a unanimous decision in their first encounter back in May last year. The fight made history in boxing when it generated 4.6 million pay-per-view buys valued at over $500 million in revenues including gate receipts.
While Pacquiao admitted that he isn't aware of any official talks between Mayweather and his promoter Bob Arum, Pacquiao assured his fans that he will give them the kind of fight they want to see if indeed the reported rematch will push through.
“My concern is not myself alone but the fans of boxing. If the fans want the rematch then why not. We can easily talk about that. That’s not a problem,” he said.
“I believe if the rematch happens I want to make sure the fans will love it. I will give all that I can do to get back the trust of the fans,” Pacquiao added.
Negotiations for the Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch have yet to officially start but fans are now talking of possible trilogy if Pacquiao wins the rematch.
When asked if it would be Pacquiao's farewell fight assuming the proposed rematch will push trough, Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach said if Pacquiao is victorious in the second match, it could lead to a trilogy down the road.
"I'd like to say yes but I can't guarantee that, because I'm not Manny. He will talk to me about it. We will have a long discussion about it, and I don't think that there really is anything left." Roach said.
"He's done everything. We might have to fight one more time, because if we beat him the second time we might have to fight the trilogy," said Roach, who appeared a bit disappointed because Pacquiao failed to score a knockout win as he earlier predicted. Read more.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao has returned to the Philippines Tuesday to attend to his unfinished work in the senate where he was elected as a neophyte senator last May.
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