Pacquiao says 'Money' fight still possible, weighs in on McGregor bout
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 21, 2017 12:44 PM
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. after their May 2015 bout. (AP Photo)
With his conditioning reportedly already at 'a hundred percent', eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBO welterweight king Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is set to jet to Australia this weekend for his upcoming title defense against hometown boy Jeff "The Hornet" Horn in less than two weeks' time.
And while Pacman continues to put in work for his title bout against Horn, there are still a number of fans who are clamoring for what they feel is the real "money" fight: a rematch with Floyd "Money" Mayweather.
Pacquiao and Mayweather shared the ring back in 2015, which saw the unbeaten American take a unanimous decision win after twelve rounds.
Many believe that "Pacman" wasn't in the best shape, that's why they want to see another go-around.
According to Pacquiao, there have been negotiations, but no committment.
"Hangga't nasa boxing ako at nasa boxing siya, malaki ang possibility," Pacquiao told Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News.
Speaking of Mayweather, the five-division world champion is set to come out of retirement for a highly-publicized boxing superfight against mixed martial arts star and two-division UFC champion Conor "The Notorious" McGregor in August.
Pacquiao is no stranger to this storyline, as he was briefly part of it, with McGregor saying that he'd fight the Pinoy boxing legend instead, should Mayweather not sign on the dotted line.
As for Pacman's pick? He says that he'll have to go with his old rival, being that they'll be dueling it out in a boxing match. If it were MMA though, it would be a different story.
"Mayweather ako kasi boxing man yan, pero kung MMA yan, eh kay McGregor ako,"
Will we ever get to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao ? Like most everything, time will tell. For now, the two surefire boxing Hall of Famers have their own respective battles to prepare for.
Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn throw down on July 2nd at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are set to do battle on August 26th in Las Vegas.