Let the rumors begin! Pacquiao rocks Mayweather-lined jacket
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 14, 2016 05:11 PM
Look at that smile. It's like he knows something we don't. (Photo courtesy of Manny Pacquiao on Instagram: @mannypacquiao)
On a scale of 1 to "It's already on my calendar", how sure are you that a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch is in the works?
The beautiful thing about rumors is that it's triggered by pretty much anything. When it was announced that Manny Pacquiao would be returning to boxing after a half-year hiatus, immediately Floyd Mayweather Jr's name was thrown in there as a possible opponent, even if he had stated many times that he was staying retired.
When fight night rolled around, boxing fans and pundits nearly lost their minds when Money Mayweather rolled into the Thomas and Mack Center to watch Pacquiao dethrone Jessie Vargas. By that time, the rumours mills were picking up steam.
After the fight, Manny did little to dispell rematch rumours by saying that he really wouldn't mind fighting Mayweather again.
Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum, tried to slow the rumor mills down a bit by saying that as far as he's concerned, Mr. 49-0 is still retired, then he started them right back up again, by saying things like a Pac-May rematch was "75 percent" likely to happen.
Well, how's this for some more rumor fuel?
That, my friends, is Manny himself, rocking a suit jacket with a photo of himself and Money on the inner lining.
This can only mean one thing right? That Manny and Money are going to throw down again during spring, right? Right?
Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe this means nothing, for that matter.
Manny is a lot of things, and among those things is that he's self-aware. He knows that people are buzzing about a potential rematch, so this could probably be him having some fun with his followers.
It could mean anything, really. Maybe he just likes weirdly-lined suit jackets...
...or maybe it's really happening. Or not.