While a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is one of the worst-kept secrets in boxing, it appears that it might take place a little later than expected.
“I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” Mayweather told ESPN’s Steve A Smith in a text on Tuesday.
Many thought that the rematch wouldn’t happen as a result of Pacquaio’s torn rotator cuff and that it would take at least nine to 12 months for Pacquiao to recover, it appears that Mayweather is willing to wait. Pacquiao said that his injury affected his performance in Saturday’s superfight.
“We have an MRI scan that confirms he has a rotator cuff tear. He has a significant tear,” orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache told ESPN.
The victory pushed Mayweather’s career record to 48-0 and unified the WBO, WBA and WBC welterweight belts.
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