Judges Tim Cheatham and Dave Moretti scored their fantastic fight for Pacquiao by the identical distance (115-112).
The Filipino rolled back the years with a vintage display to defeat reigning WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman by split decision in a thrilling 12-round battle.
Thurman, slowed by hand and elbow injuries in recent years, said Pacquiao just had too much for him.
Instead, Pacquiao said he will fly back to Manila using the eight-seater jet late Sunday afternoon that the eight-division champion had leased.
Thurman (29-1) showed remarkable tenacity in rallying through the middle rounds, repeatedly testing Pacquiao's chin with big shots.
"I knew it was close", Thurman said.
So while Pacquiao wouldn't say for certain, the fact he didn't shut the down entirely on a potential rematch could be seen as an indication that he is indeed interested in a rematch with Mayweather. My conditioning, my output was just behind Manny Pacquiao's tonight.
It is now up to Pacquiao-Thurman if he will go for Garcia or still root for a Mayweather rematch. "Pac-Man" consistently stunned his opponent throughout the fight while appearing to shrug off everything thrown at him by "One Time".
The odds favored Pacquiao, who entered the ring the favored fighter at -160 ($160 wins $100) and Thurman at +140 ($100 wins $140).
"I'm extremely happy to be in this position to fight for the WBC title again". Each landed solid shots in the first round, but it was Pacquiao with a clean straight hand that connected flush and knocked Thurman down in the waning seconds of the round to elicit a massive cheer from the crowd.
When Thurman forced Pacquiao to the ropes in the third round with a flurry of punches, Pacquiao immediately responded to blunt his success as the crowd began to chant, "Manny!"
"It was a blessing and a lesson".
Before the bout, Floyd Mayweather got into the ring to wish both fighters good luck.
Thurman had been eager to retire Pacquiao, but he couldn't hurt the ageless wonder.
The Bulletin had it 115-113 for Pacquiao, who joined an elite list of topnotch fighters who continued to defy age. He also expressed hope that Filipinos will be inspired by Pacquiao's achievements.