Manny Pacquiao insists a second fight with Floyd Mayweather remains on the table should his American rival make a play to return for a 50th bout.
The 37 year-old is currently undertaking Senatorial duties in Asia following an exceptional win over Jessie Vargas earlier this month and will make a decision on his next fight in the New Year.
Despite Mayweather reiterating that he remains firmly retired last week, Pacquiao is still confident of landing another massive pay-per-view event should the ‘Money’ man seek one last mammoth paycheck.
“If he comes back into boxing there is a possibility, but right now we are not talking or discussing about that,” Pacquiao told press at the opening of a gym in Japan.
“Actually, we are not talking about or discussing my next fight, because I am so busy working in the office as a senator. That’s my focus right now.”
Asked whether he could even join Mayweather by hanging up his gloves, Pacquiao added: “I don’t know when my career will end.
“I realised I felt lonely inside because I am no longer active in the sport of boxing. I asked myself if I can still fight, and I decided to come back and continue the journey of my career.”
Their initial clash on May 2, 2015 generated almost $500 million dollars for all concerned, although the general consensus is a return will only have the capability of matching half that amount.