Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather in a video on Instagram announced that he will return to fight Manny Pacquiao before the end of the year.

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He revealed the news of his comeback 13 months on from his knockout win over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

The video was captioned: “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another nine-figure-pay-day on the way.”

Pacquiao called out Mayweather following his world title win over Lucas Matthysse in July, but ‘Money’ refused the offer of a rematch, saying “like beating him once was not enough”, instead seeking to play promoter for his long-standing rival.

Speaking to Fighthype.com, Mayweather said: “I can’t knock Manny Pacquiao for what he wants to do, that’s his prerogative.

“If he still wants to go out there and make money, be victorious that’s his prerogative. You do whatever you want to do. I don’t have nothing [sic] against Manny Pacquiao.

“I’m [going to] get on the phone with Pacquiao after this call see if we can put him in position. There’s a lot of good competition out there that he could fight.”