Pacquiao says next fight must fit his schedule as senator

BY foxsports • November 25, 2016

TOKYO (AP) Manny Pacquiao says his next fight will be in April or May next year as that best fits his schedule as a senator for the Philippines. And he would like a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao, who defeated Jessie Vargas for a welterweight title earlier this month, told reporters Friday that the opponent for his next fight is still undecided.

But he is confident he will beat Mayweather, if there is a next time. His right hand, which had been injured for the fight last May, is now in ''100 percent'' condition.

''It will help a lot,'' he said in Tokyo, where he launched a boxing gym named after him.

Pacquiao, appearing with two Japanese champions, promised to visit the gym often to advise young boxers.

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