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Floyd Mayweather says he's open to a rematch with Manny Pacquiao

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In news that absolutely everyone saw coming, Floyd Mayweather apparently says he'll give Manny Pacquiao a rematch when he heals up.

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This shouldn't be a shock to anyone that knows much about Floyd Mayweather (or boxing in general), but it appears that Floyd is willing to aceept another big payday to rematch Manny Pacquiao. The two men engaged in the "Fight of the Century" on Saturday night, with Mayweather coming out on top by unanimous decision. Immediately after the fight there was no talk of a rematch, but according to ESPN, Floyd is floating the idea now:

"Floyd Mayweather told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith in a text Tuesday that he would be open to a rematch after Manny Pacquiao recovers from shoulder surgery to repair a tear in his rotator cuff.

'I will fight him in a year after his surgery,' Mayweather texted Smith on the heels of his unanimous decision over Pacquiao in the richest fight ever."

The surgery part refers to an apparent shoulder injury suffered by Pacquiao before the fight, something he did not disclose in his pre-fight medicals. Not disclosing it led the Nevada State Athletic Commission to deny him an anti-inflammatory shot before the bout.

Mayweather (48-0) had stated that he'd take the last fight on his Showtime contract in September and then retire. He also stated that he was going to relinquish all of his titles. But the allure of another big check is likely to change his mind.