Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could be set to lock horns once again, only this time in very different circumstances.
Mayweather beat Pacquiao in 2015 via unanimous decision in what was the commercially biggest fight of all time, reportedly selling over 4.4 million pay per views in America alone.
And Misfits Boxing’s Mams Taylor confirmed talks are underway for the two former world champions to meet again, only this time accompanied by influencers KSI and Salt Papi in a tag team match.
KSI’s manager Mams Taylor has said he is working on a potential Floyd Mayweather & KSI vs Manny Pacquiao & Salt Papi tag team boxing match.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 13, 2023
Misfits pioneered tag team boxing earlier this month, and the chaotic format proved to go down extremely well amongst their audience.
Happy Punch Promotion – who manages the career of Salt Papi – also confirmed that a bout which would see Mayweather and KSI will team up against Papi and his fellow Filipino Pacquiao was ‘officially in the works’.
Floyd Mayweather & KSI vs Manny Pacquiao & Salt Papi Misfits Tag Team match is officially in the works 🤯 pic.twitter.com/UQHiW9UyDH
— Happy Punch (@HappyPunchPromo) March 13, 2023
Salt Papi is considered one of the most talented boxers on the influencer circuit, with a record of 3-0 with all three wins coming by way of stoppage.
KSI, arguably the UK’s most famous crossover boxer, has a professional license and is yet to taste defeat since taking up the sport, and has been incessantly linked to a money spinning fight with Jake Paul.
Known as ‘The Nightmare,’ he is due to fight again on May 13 in London against businessman-turned-boxer Joe Fournier, who boasts a 9-0 record and once faced former heavyweight world champion David Haye in an exhibition.
‘Money’ has been almost seen more in a boxing ring since he’s retired than he was an active professional, having taken part in six exhibitions since hanging up the gloves in 2017 following victory over UFC icon Conor McGregor.
Mayweather has also taken on YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI’s younger brother, Deji. His most recent exhibition fight came last month, where he took on Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers at the 02 Arena in London.
Pacquiao has made no secret of the fact he is keen to make a return to professional boxing and it is well publicised he is in advanced talks to take on Conor Benn this summer.
Meanwhile, Salt Papi has expressed an interest in fighting the YouTuber himself.