Floyd Mayweatherisn’t jumping right back into the ring withManny Pacquiao … instead, he’s taking a tune-up fight in Tokyo, with thebigmoney Pacman rematch to follow …TMZ Sportshas learned.
Mayweathercalled out Mannylast weekend, telling Pacquiao and the world he wanted to run back the 2015 superfight in December.
It looks like Floyd is adjusting course a bit … ’cause sources close to TBE tell us he’s actually eyeing 2 comeback fights … starting with a massive boxing event in Tokyo.
Couple of interesting points here … we’retold Floyd hasn’t yet picked an opponent — and he ain’t just lookin’ at boxers — he’s also checking out kickboxers and MMA fighters.
We’re toldConor McGregor‘s name has not been mentioned.
Floyd knows a fight with Pacquiao would likely be more lucrative than a lesser-known opponent, but there’s a long play in place … give fans in Tokyo a big-time fight, and open up the Asian markets for a bevvy of business interests — including clothing and endorsements.
There’s no date set in stone just yet … but word is New Years Eve is the target, if he can secure a swaggy enough venue.
Ifallgoes according to Floyd’s plan, the Pacquiao fight would then follow sometime in 2019.