FIRST of all, that chance meeting at a music festival in Tokyo, Japan hyped up on social media sounds suspiciously scripted.

Second, last time I checked,- nobody asked for that rematch.

LETDOWN. To many, their first fight was a disappointment, action-wise. Manny Pacquiao (60-7, 39 KOs) showed up with a shoulder injury which hampered his movements.

Ergo he wasn’t as aggressive as he wanted to, which translates into a boring chess-match against the ultra-defensive Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) Financially though it was the biggest fight in boxing history, which makes a lot of sense for these two icons to face each other again.

Problem is, that might not necessarily be the same mindset the average fight fan has. Especially if you put up astronomical pay-per-view and ticket prices again.

REMATCH. If these two fight again, Pacquiao will be the busier, more active fighter.

Since that loss to Floyd he has fought four times, winning thrice and losing that farce of a decision against Jeff Horn.

Floyd only fought twice after the Pacquiao fight- defeating Andre Berto then announcing his retirement and then un-retiring to stop Conor Mcgregor in that exhibition match.

For any other fighter that might mean a lot but because this is Floyd Mayweather Jr. we are talking about, it hardly means anything.

As long as he has kept his body in shape this is a guy who can step up to the plate in only a few months notice, even at an advanced fighting age.

What that proposed rematch needs now is a catalyst- probably a huge victory by Floyd against a top contender or Pacquiao winning a unification bout against another big-name champion.

VERBATIM. “Bring on Tyson Fury. I’ll fight King Kong if he’s available. If anyone’s really ready, give Eddie Hearn a call. Come on, that’s all it takes.’ -( Anthony Joshua

LAST ROUND. It’s on my kumpare, Lyndon Naya who celebrates a milestone this week as he turns 40. Cheers!