Manny Pacquiao says he's started talking to McGregor camp

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 09, 2017 12:50 PM
Manny Pacquiao says he's started talking to McGregor camp
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Could we really see Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor go head to head in the future? 

There's a chance, as the eight-division boxing world champion Pacquiao revealed that he's had some inital talks with the McGregor camp about a possible boxing superfight. 

Talking to AFP, Pacquiao said that he has 'no problem' getting the fight in place. 

"If we can negotiate it, I have no problem. It is OK with both of us," Pacquiao said. 

Should the fight push through, it could happen in April, when there won't be any conflict with Pacquiao's duties as a Philippine senator. 

The talk of a Pacquiao-McGregor fight stemmed from a cryptic social media post from the Pinoy boxer, sending out a greeting to the Irish MMA champion during the Thanksgiving holidays. 

While Pacquiao said it was merely a 'holiday greeting' he went on record saying that a match with the two-division UFC champion is 'possible'

At this stage however, Pacquiao says his talks with the Irishman's camp hasn't moved forward yet. 

"Initially, but we have not yet had any follow-up conversations."

McGregor isn't the only option for Pacquiao, who says he'd like to get back into the ring by next summer. 

"It depends who they can finalise as my opponent by April,"

Will it be McGregor, or will it be somebody else? 

It looks like we'll just have to wait and see. 



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