Pac Man opens up on the fight everyone is talking about, and it’s not a positive reaction…
Six-weight eight time world champion Manny Pacquiao has a lot in common with Floyd Mayweather. The two fought for years through the rankings, and were forever close to getting the much-needed Mayweather vs. Pacquiao clash.
Seemingly impossible to make happen, MayPac seemed like a running punchline by 2015. Eventually squaring off in a highly disappointing bout, ‘Pac Man’ lost on the scorecards, and Mayweather remained undefeated.
‘Money’ would retire soon after, taking out a couple of arguably ‘easy’ contenders on his way out the door.
Pacquiao Talks Mayweather vs. McGregor
Like many of his boxing compatriots, Pacquiao isn’t sold on the idea of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. The UFC lightweight champion is booked to make his boxing debut on August 26, in a fight that many believe is purely for the money.
‘Pac Man’ is not impressed, as per Yahoo Sports:
“The real fight and the best fight is [Gennady] Golovkin vs. Canelo [Alvarez],” Pacquiao told Yahoo Sports. “The best vs. the best. That’s the fight I will be watching.”
“McGregor has no chance in this fight,” Pacquiao said. “In fact, it could be very boring. There is no way he will be able to land a meaningful punch on Floyd,” Pacquiao said. “How could he? He has no professional experience in boxing.”
So the Philippine’s boxing great won’t pay the $100 price tag, but former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has a different opinion:
Fury Picks McGregor For Big Knockout
Ex-heavyweight king Tyson Fury is backing McGregor all the way. As he told reporters this week the Irishman will KO Mayweather in under one minute!
“I think McGregor will knock him out in the first 35 seconds, like he’d done to Jose Aldo,” Fury told IFL TV. “I think McGregor will do him inside one round. Come on, McGregor!”
Another boxing face, the legendary Roy Jones Jr. had a mixed take on the fight. He says that although it’s essentially a side show, he’s sold on the idea, and will be watching:
Roy Jones Jr. Will Be Watching
“Of course I’m gonna watch it,” Jones Jr. said to MMAFighting.com. “I want to see how much preparation Conor McGregor did, how seriously did he take it. Did he just do it to score a pay check or did he really go out there and prepare and try to win the fight? I want to see. That would let me know something. That would tell me more about Conor McGregor as a person. I love him as a person so far, but if he goes out and truly [tries to win] the fight, that would tell me more about him.”
“That’s what Conor is saying,” Jones Jr. said. “He’s willing to risk his life to go out there and take a shot at Floyd Mayweather. That’s saying a lot to me. So for me, I cannot hate on anybody who’s willing to risk their life to go and prove their point.”
“Great event,” Jones Jr. said. “Not real sure how competitive the fight will be. For me, whatever he said about it, I could have said the same thing about the Pacquiao fight,” Jones Jr. said.