Pacquiao Wants Mayweather Rematch
Manny Pacquiao keeps wanting fights, that are not his July 14th clash with Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur.
In an interview with the World Boxing News, Pacquiao discussed Floyd Mayweather’s potential move to MMA, and feels like it would be a bad move for the currently retired boxer.
“We saw what happened when Mayweather fought McGregor the first time. McGregor now understands that boxing is a different game,” Pacquiao exclusively told World Boxing News.
“McGregor was the perfect opponent to hype a fight for Mayweather. But now he will be entering the lion’s den if he fights McGregor using MMA rules.”
“This is where grappling and ground games are legal and dangerous for him,” the 39 year-old pointed out.
When asked if he’d be up for fighting Mayweather in a rematch of their record setting 2015 battle, Pacquiao claimed that he is “not looking past this fight Matthysse,” but…
“Absolutely I would want the rematch! I hope Mayweather comes out of retirement and we can fight again,” said Pacquiao.
And while Pacquiao insists that he’s not looking past the WBA welterweight title fight he has in July, the Filipino senator is interested in not only Mayweather, but as reported earlier this week, a fight with Vasyl Lomachenko.
“Yes, of course, we are interest in that fight,” Pacquiao exclusively told World Boxing News in an interview earlier this week.
“Vasyl Lomachenko just beat Jorge Linares and he has the lightweight belt now (which means we can fight for a title). “Why not fight again in America? I have always been a fighter. If a good fight can be made anywhere, we will be there to accept this fight.”
Original Story: World Boxing News