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Pacquiao: Mayweather rematch 'a big possibility'

Manny Pacquiao believes a rematch against Floyd Mayweather in 2019 is "a big possibility". Credit: PA

Manny Pacquiao believes a rematch against Floyd Mayweather in 2019 is "a big possibility".

The 39-year-old delivered a speech at the Oxford Union in which he said he is likely to take on two more fights before retiring, and that could mean a finale against his long-time rival, who beat him in Las Vegas in 2015.

Pacquiao will take on Adrien Broner in January, while Mayweather announced earlier on Monday his next challenge will be a bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year's Eve - reversing his apparent retirement after he beat UFC star Conor McGregor last year to move to 50-0.

"There is a big possibility because Floyd is coming back into boxing," Pacquiao said in comments reported by Sky Sports.

"He is fighting in December and I am fighting in January. So a big possibility after that next year that we will discuss a re-match.

"My thinking is to have a re-match and to make a clear decision on who will win the fight because in the last fight that we had it wasn't clear who won the fight because he didn't throw a lot of punches and he won the fight.

"I had a shoulder injury...but this time, if this re-match happens there are no excuses, no alibis."

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Chisora signs with Haye's management group

Chisora and Haye after their contest in 2012 in which Chisora was stopped during round 5. Credit: PA

Dereck Chisora has unexpectedly signed management terms with one-time bitter rival David Haye, the former world heavyweight champion has revealed.

The 34-year-old Chisora, who was stopped in five rounds in a 2012 grudge match with Haye that was built after they brawled at a press conference, has seen his reputation rise recently.

Chisora secured a career-best victory when defeating Carlos Takam in July and remains the favourite to fight Dillian Whyte in a rematch on December 22, in a bill that will be promoted by Matchroom.

"Boxing is a sport where inside those ropes, beef can be squashed and replaced with the type of respect forged between two warriors in the heat of battle," Haye wrote on social media.

"Looking forward to the challenge ahead with Del Boy Chisora and Hayemaker Boxing."

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