The Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight against Manny Pacquiao, if it happens, will likely have a rematch clause and could even end up as three fights.
That means whoever loses gets a chance to avenge the loss.
Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach even said he sees a third fight happening if the deal actually gets finalized.
“Doing a multi-fight contract, I thought that was the best idea in the world. I would love to see these guys fight more than once,” he said during HBO’s The Fight Game.
“If they split the first two, we could have a third. There could be a rubbermatch. We could have three big fights. It’s been done before, it could be done again.”
Fans and promoters are still waiting for the first fight to be set in stone, but the rematch clause should be part of the contract.
Sources told the Telegraph that a lot of progress has been made recently, with the two parties having agreed in principle on a drug-testing policy, previously an obstacle on the part of Pacquiao.
However, a number of aspects have yet to be finalized–including a date, the exact split of the purse, and which pay-per-view provider would show the first bout.
Pacman promised fans that there will be an announcement before the end of the month.
“We will make an announcement before the end of the month. I think it will happen,” Pacquiao said recently.
May 2 is the rumored fight date so far.