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Mayweather vs Pacquiao II? Top Rank, Al Haymon moving toward settlement

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could meet again, and a potential settlement between Top Rank and Al Haymon could pave the road.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

According to a report at Yahoo! Sports by Chris Mannix, a potential settlement in Top Rank's lawsuit against Al Haymon and associates could indicate movement toward a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

With Mayweather, 38, looking ready to end his latest brief "retirement" for a ring return -- trademarks requestedinterview with Jim Gray, etc. -- a rematch with the 36-year-old Pacquiao, who is currently in his own barely believed "retirement," could be the absolute biggest money fight out there. Though it won't be as rich as their 2015 fight -- which didn't just shatter but disemboweled all previous money records in boxing -- there would still be a lot of interest, and chances are it would wind up the second-biggest money fight in history.

That is, if it happens. There's been a lot going around with Mayweather this week, a lot of return speculation. I've believed that Adrien Broner is the target (aided by Broner's Breakfast Club interview), while there have even been ridiculous reports that he'll face UFC's Conor McGregor.

But Pacquiao is a bigger fight than Broner, by a lot, and McGregor is not happening, period. There is still enough demand out there for a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch that it remains the most lucrative bout for either man. Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's trainer, wants to see it happen, believing that Pacquiao can do better without a shoulder injury, and that is the stance of a lot of Pacquiao fans, too. Mayweather has previously said that he wouldn't give Pacquiao a rematch after Pacquiao complained about the injury after the fight, but Mayweather says a lot of things -- for instance, "I'm retired." He's said that one a few times.

If the fight happens, will you buy it again? And if you say no now, are you confident that you'd say no the week of the fight?

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