Floyd Mayweather announces surprise return to the ring to fight Mannny Pacquiao this December

Floyd Mayweather announces surprise return to the ring to fight Mannny Pacquiao this December

Floyd Mayweather is ready to come out of retirement and fight Manny Pacquiao, who recently called out the American.

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Pacman (60-7-2), defeated Luca Matthyse in July, to lift a secondary welterweight title and challenged Mayweather for a rematch following his victory.

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Floyd Mayweather announces surprise return to the ring to fight Mannny Pacquiao this December

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao face off during their official weigh-in on May 1, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Mayweather, also known as Money, (50-0,27 KOs) earned a unanimous decision win against the 39-year-old Filipino when the two met in a hyped-up show-down.

The two faced each other in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas.

The 40-year-old made his intentions to step back into the ring and face Pacquiao clear via an Instagram post seen by Briefly.co.za, on Saturday, September 15.

Floyd Mayweather announces surprise return to the ring to fight Mannny Pacquiao this December

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Im coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another nine figure pay day on the way," the world most-highest paid athlete said.

Philstar reported that Pacquiao and Mayweather accidentally bumped into each other at an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) concert in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday.

The two stars are seen bumping into each other during the concert, in the video that instantly went viral on social media.

Pacquiao had indeed earlier mentioned his next fight would be in December, but was yet to make his opponent known.

According to ESPN, Mayweather made a staggering KSh 28.6 billion ($220 million) from his last fight with Pacquiao.

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Since then he has bagged two victories; one over Andre Berto and another against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Conor Mcgregor, in August 2017.

Mayweather's victory over the UFC fighter McGregor, made him the world's best paid for the fourth time in seven years with KSh 28.5 billion.

Mayweather, who came first on the list has never shied away from showing just how much he is worth by buying the finest jewelry, cars and other luxurious accessories.

He recently gifted his daughter Iyanna Mayweather with a massive 30-carat diamond ring for her 18th birthday.

Meanwhile Pacquiao, the darling of Philippines, is a well known politician back home and currently serves as a Senator.

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