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Pacquiao says shoulder is healed, wants Mayweather rematch in 2016

Manny Pacquiao says his shoulder is all better and wants to seek another fight with Floyd next year.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Despite a lot of people thinking Mayweather-Pacquiao was a dud of an event, Manny wants to arrange a sequel of their fight next year, where he hopes to avenge his loss. Manny says that his shoulder is now healed and he's certain to have a better showing if there's another go 'round.

"I can lift my shoulder like this. No problem any longer," Pacquiao stated while rotating the shoulder to reporters in Japan where he was helping the Philippine basketball national organization in the country's bid to host the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in 2019.

But in the meantime, Manny wants to continue his work as a congressman in the Philippines before concentrating on trying to make another Mayweather fight happen.

"I'd like to concentrate my efforts on working as a politician this year, and want to fight Mayweather in a rematch. I'll be ready for that mentally and physically next year. I'll show a better performance against him than in the first encounter," Pacquiao added in the interview.

It's really hard to say if a rematch is going to be viable though, with Mayweather 'retiring' and all. But at least Manny had an astonishingly quick turnaround in the recovery department.

Who wants May-Pac II?

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