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Door closes forever on Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao II

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will never fight again after calls for a rematch lasted seven years after their first meeting.

No longer are business investors ready to fork out multi-million dollar figures to both men for a repeat of their world-record-holding first bout.

Although they are both legends of the sport, the time for MayPac 2 has since passed.

Mayweather has confirmed his desire to return to the sport in the New Year. However, Pacquiao is focused on other plans. There’s no intention on either side to reignite the feud.

Exhibitions have been touted, including a possible MMA crossover, over the years. For Mayweather, the Pacquiao fight is the one that remains the most lucrative. That’s why the reports and suggestions have lasted this long.

Last posting on the matter earlier this year, it’s clear Pacquiao remains in the thoughts of Mayweather. As does the American with Pacquiao.

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao II

Fan demand is undoubtedly still there. But the likes of Showtime and FOX PPV would no longer see the notion of ‘MayPac 2’ – even in exhibition form, as viable for the PPV platform once again.

The first bout sold 4.6m. Despite eight years passing, a figure still at the very top of the sport.

Taking home career-high purses, Mayweather and Pacquiao didn’t manage to give the closure most supporters wanted. That’s given they waited half a decade for the clash to get over the line.

A shoulder injury suffered by Pacquiao put a dampener on proceedings. This ailment was made even sourer by a later dip in form for the Filipino.

Since then, Pacquiao has made a triumphant return to the top of the sport. Wins over Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman saw Pacquiao become one of the top stars at 147 pounds again in 2019.

He even managed to break another record by becoming world champion at 40. However, a loss to Yordenis Ugas two years ago proved his last act.

Mayweather no longer has to risk his 50-0 legacy in his mid-40s. He can firmly put Pacquiao at the back of his mind.

Everybody knows that Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2 sells in whatever capacity it happens. It doesn’t seem enticing enough for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Fans will have to continue to wonder whether Pacquiao could have gotten his revenge as both legends look elsewhere for challenges following the end of their pro careers.

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