After hearing all the noise about Mayweather vs. McGregor, Manny Pacquiao speaks…
During his prime years, eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was near-unstoppable. Taking out some of the sport’s greatest talents, ‘Pacman’ has become a global icon.
After years of stalling in negotiations, Pacquiao finally fought Floyd Mayweather in 2015. Unfortunately the bout was disappointing, at best, and should have happened years earlier. Later retiring, Mayweather would sport an undefeated 49-0 record at his career end.
Now ‘Money’ is being linked to Conor McGregor…
The Mayweather vs. McGregor Saga
Current UFC lightweight and former featherweight champ Conor McGregor is a hot topic right now. As such, he’s being seriously talked about in connection with Floyd Mayweather. Interestingly, UFC president Dana White made a $25 million purse bid for them to fight.
Blasting White, Mayweather laughed at the ‘peanuts’ offer. However, Manny Pacquiao says he’s willing to box Conor McGregor if his old rival doesn’t. Check out this snippet from today’s interview with FOX Sports:
“I don’t know if they are taking it seriously. It’s on the news but I don’t know if it will happen,” Pacquiao told Fox Sports News 500 in an exclusive interview.
Pacquiao, however, is open to the possibility of fighting McGregor himself if the Mayweather bout falls through, saying he’d have no problem stepping in the ring with him — on one condition.
“In boxing? In boxing (I would) but not in (UFC), just boxing. I didn’t see it [footage of Conor sparring]. But if we are talking about Conor McGregor and boxing, it’s different. Boxing is different than MMA.”
When asked if McGregor could beat Mayweather in a boxing match, Pacquiao simply said “I don’t think so.”
Rematch With Floyd Mayweather
Although Mayweather himself has stated he will ‘only fight McGregor,’ Pacquiao is still keen to rematch. Otherwise, we might well see either man boxing Conor McGregor in the future.