While talk of a Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight dominating headlines, Manny Pacquiao is throwing his hat in, saying if Mayweather won’t fight, he will.
The Filipino boxing star recently discussed the potential McGregor-Mayweather fight with Fox Sports, as well as his own willingness to take on the challenge. “In boxing? In boxing [I would fight McGregor], but not in the UFC, just boxing,” Pacquiao said. “I didn’t see footage of Conor sparring. But if we are talking about Conor McGregor and boxing, it’s different. Boxing is different than MMA.”
As far as Mayweather-McGregor, Pac-Man does not believe it will ever happen. “I don’t know if they are taking it seriously,” he said. “It’s on the news but I don’t know if it will happen.”
Pacquiao is set to fight on April 22 against Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane, and plans to fight “three or four times” in the next two years.