So the fact that an aging Pacquiao has been mentioned, coupled with the fact that he has retired from the sport, came out of the blue.
“It’s a very real option for both guys because imagine Ryan Garcia – Manny Pacquiao fight at a catchweight, can be the biggest fight for both guys.
“Manny’s a small guy to start off with. All his weight is in his calves. He’s got big calves, strong calves, but yeah, I can see that fight happening at 142, 143, maybe.
“Rolly’s a fun fighter to watch. Him and Ryan would be a very entertaining fight, but the biggest fight out there for Ryan would be a Manny Pacquiao,” De La Hoya
This isn’t happening!!
I said what I wanted…
It’s frustrating.. tired of this https://t.co/KxV042D7o8
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) June 1, 2023
“This isn’t happening. I said what I wanted,” Garcia
The difference in opinion could be pivotal to Garcia’s career moving forward. Garcia’s stock still remains high even with the Davis loss due to his mass following.
However, a loss to an aging Pacquiao could derail his career at a time when the fighter is entering his peak.