Mayweather shows off cheque for $100 million while Pacquaio fires back

The pair met in the ring in 2015

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao

Image: John Locher AP/Press Association Images

The prospect of a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is a distinct possibility after recent events on social media and at ringside.

The pair met in the highly anticipated but ultimately underwhelming "Fight of the Century" in May 2015 and broke every record in the book.

An estimated PPV buy-rate of over 4.4 million has meant the event went down as the richest prize-fight in history and it will be a long time before that record is ever broken.

The fight disappointed after Pacquiao injured his shoulder in the fourth round and coupled with Mayweather's elusive style - the bout lacked the intensive action many were hoping for.

Mayweather has since retired after beating Andre Berto to tie the record of Heavyweight great Rocky Marciano of 49-0.

The Filipino rebounded from the loss with victories over Timothy Bradley and Jesse Vargas to reclaim the WBO welterweight title.

Oddly, Mayweather was ringside to watch his old foe make short work of Vargas fueling talk of a rematch in 2017. He had previouly dropped by Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach's gym twice earlier this year. 

Mayweather recently posted a picture of the $100m he received from the Pacquiao fight and confirmed he is still retired.

Pacquiao fired back on twitter arguing mayweather should help others with his vast wealth instead of hoarding it. 

Whether or not the pair ever square off again remains to be seen but they appear to be putting the pieces in place for a rematch.