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Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao rematch is ‘inevitable’

A rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is "inevitable", according to UFC president Dana White.

Mayweather outpointed Pacquiao four years ago and both parties have since talked up a rematch.

But while Pacquiao has remained active – he beat Keith Thurman last month – Mayweather last fought in 2017 when he stopped UFC champion Conor McGregor .

Mayweather was ringside to see his old rival outpoint Thurman and win yet another world title, but has attempted to distance himself from a second installment.

White however, who helped bring Mayweather and McGregor together, feels the ring legend is delaying the inevitable.

"He’s awesome. I think it’s incredible (what Pacquiao is doing)," White told Fight Hub TV.

"I think him and Floyd [in a rematch] is probably inevitable. It's probably going to happen."

Earlier this week, Pacquiao's advisor Sean Gibbons claims his man is driving Mayweather "bonkers" by continuing to excel in the ring.

"The senator’s legacy is rolling and rolling and that’s driving Floyd is a little bonkers and mad ever since they fought in 2015," he said.

"At 40 years old, he is creating history. He’s doing things that are unprecedented at the welterweight division. Nobody has done what he’s done recently – beating a 30-year-old Keith Thurman.

"The senator (Pacquiao) doesn’t base his life around Mayweather, but Floyd Mayweather seems to base his life around the senator now.

"Everywhere the senator goes, he has to somehow tag or when I was in the ring for the fight with Keith Thurman, I looked over and I saw Floyd Mayweather and I was like what’s Floyd Mayweather doing here?"

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