The eight-division champion revealed that he is on course to have an exhibition in December. Mayweather had been linked with fighting Mikey Garcia following the news of Showtime’s exit from boxing. Garcia has shut down those claims, but a fight with Pacman could get people’s attention.
Their bout in 2015 did capture the imagination of fight fans, even if the fight failed to deliver the fireworks that many had expected. Mayweather coasted to a unanimous-decision win by keeping Pacman at bay, whose left hand failed to make any inroads. In the aftermath, Pacquiao’s revelation about a shoulder injury did take the shine away from Mayweather’s performance. However, the opportunity to run things back may give the Filipino one more shot.
“I have an exhibition match coming in December in Japan. We’re working on the opponent. We’re working with Mayweather. Yes. If he wants [a real boxing fight I can do that too]. We’re still working on it,” Manny said
Despite that being the case, Manny also made it clear that Gervonta Davis was on his hit list. That would place Pacquiao up against a knockout specialist, given Davis’ 27 stoppages in 29 wins. But in order for that to happen, Pacman requested that the bout happen at 147 or a weight near that. And in doing so, it drew parallels with Terence Crawford who had similar stipulations about fighting Davis.
“If he comes up to 147, we can fight. 145, maybe. That’s not a problem for me. I’m an experienced fighter” Pacman
I really don’t know what to say about this. I like Manny a lot and I think it would be a mistake. He has nothing to prove. It’s possible he needs the money because of his tax situation. But getting into the ring with a young lion, like Tank, is crazy.
— DLNYSportsfan1960 (@Darryl1960) October 28, 2023
Manny is a legend. Please stay retired.
— Alex Tuccori (@AlexTuccori) October 28, 2023
Pacquiao still wants his revenge against Floyd, he needs to let it go and stay retired
— j (@RizwanAzam90) October 28, 2023