Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao announce their historic rematch will take place in December.
On May 2, 2015, Floyd "Money" Mayweather faced off against Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao in what was called the fight of the century. The boxing match resulted in Mayweather winning by unanimous decision.
The first time these two faced off it was considered a "Battle for Greatness." Although, there was a lot of controversy behind the fight; the fight generated a record 4.6 million in pay per view alone and over 500 million in revenue. However, after Mayweather won the bout by unanimous decision, he told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith that he would give him a rematch. However, shortly after, he rescinded his offer and called the Filipino boxer a "sore loser" and a "coward."
Three years later Mayweather announces, via social media, announce they will return to the ring in December. The caption reads, "I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure pay day on the way."
The last fight Floyd Mayweather was in was against Connor McGregor on August 26, 2017. The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor earned 4.3 million in pay per views which is the third biggest pay per view of all time. The fight resulted in Mayweather winning via TKO in round 10.
Manny Pacquiao's last fight was on July 15, 2018 against Lucas Matthysse. The WBA welterweight title fight ended in Pacquiao capturing his 60 victory. He captured his victory by knockout in round 7. This was Pacquiao first stoppage in nine years.
There are no further details on the fight. However, Mayweather did say to Pacquiao, "We gonna take the belt. We gonna get the payday. And I don't want no shoulder excuses."