Pacquiao Signs With McGregor Management Team Paradigm
It appears we may be one step closer to seeing Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao in the same room together. Whether that is just in an office setting or a boxing ring is still unknown.
In a release, it was announced that Pacquiao has signed with Audie Attar and Paradigm Sports Management. The firm represents some of the top athletes in MMA, boxing and football, including Cris Cyborg, Megan Anderson and McGregor himself.
We’re very excited to announce that Manny Pacquiao has signed with PSM for full service representation! Manny is one of the greatest boxers of all time & we look forward to working with Arnold, Ping and the rest of the team back in Manila to maximize his historic career. 🇵🇭 #GP pic.twitter.com/lrdDCNcGrf
— Paradigm Sports Management (@ParadigmSM) February 11, 2020
Incredibly proud to announce that @ParadigmSM is officially representing Manny Pacquiao. I’d like to thank everyone involved in this, including our partners Arnold, Ping, Atty Brando, Jayke and the rest of Team Pacquiao back in Manila. Cannot wait to work together. #GP pic.twitter.com/EhS6b5jmdQ
— Audie A. Attar (@AudieAttar) February 11, 2020
Terms of the announcement are not known at the time. The collaboration, however will include Pacquiao’s (62-7-2) business manager Arnold Vegafria, associate Ping Nepomuceno and attorny Brando Viernesto.
“I am proud to partner with Paradigm Sports Management and am excited for the opportunities that Audie Attar and PSM have to offer,” stated Pacquia in a release. “One thing I want everyone to remember is to always think positively. Never think negatively; that is the beginning of your downfall. Everything is possible.”
The current WBA (Regular and Super) Welterweight Champion, Pacquiao is on a three-fight win streak, and is 5-2 in his last seven fights. His last bout was a split decision win over Keith Thurman back in July. The 41-year-old is looking to enhance his boxing career with the signing, with multiple opportunities on the horizon.
McGregor has been linked to Pacquiao ever since he and Floyd Mayweather had a contest against one another in 2017. McGregor expressed interest in facing Pacquaio during a UFC 246 media scrum. Beating Donald Cerrone in his return fight, McGregor stated a plan for 2020 that includes a potential boxing bout. Talks of McGregor and Pacquaio facing one another in 2018 was rumored, but never came to fruition.
Attar previously stated that McGregor was serious about boxing, and was interested in facing Terence Crawford and Pacquaio.
“He’s serious about boxing,” McGregor’s Attar stated. “He said it. That’s something that I can tell you, if he says something he has interest in, it’s likely going to happen.”
McGregor himself welcomed Pacquaio to the team, with no tease of a bout between the two. Not yet at least.
Welcome to the team Emmanuel. https://t.co/VnFsahczo5
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 11, 2020