Pacquiao to fight McGregor if Mayweather ducks

January 21, 2017

MANNY PACQUIAO has thrown his hat in the ring for a boxing fight against Conor McGregor.

The talk continues to focus around a potential clash between ring king Floyd Mayweather and the Irish UFC star – but nothing has been signed and sealed as yet.

Manny Pacquiao fancies his chances in a boxing fight against Conor McGregor
Manny Pacquiao fancies his chances in a boxing fight against Conor McGregor

And now former six-weight world champion Pacquiao has said he would take on The Notorious in a boxing fight.

Speaking to Fox Sports, the Filipino said: “In boxing? In boxing [I would fight McGregor] but not in the UFC, just boxing.

Conor McGregor is taking some time out of UFC to prepare for the birth of his first child - but will his first fight back be in boxing?
Conor McGregor is taking some time out of UFC to prepare for the birth of his first child – but will his first fight back be in boxing?
Mayweather fought Pacquiao back in 2015, and it was a one-sided affair
Mayweather fought Pacquiao back in 2015, and it was a one-sided affair

 

Floyd Mayweather tells Conor McGregor he wants to fight in huge superstar match-up

“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.”

Pacquiao knows all about the skills of Mayweather after falling to a unanimous points defeat to “The Money” in May 2015.

The boxing world had yearned for the clash between two of the sports biggest stars, but the millions who watched all over the world were left disappointed by the one-sided clash.

Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather continues to talk up a fight in the boxing ring against Conor McGregor, but old foe Pacquiao is trying to steal a match
Now it is the prospect of a Mayweather vs McGregor fight that is garnering attention, helped by the two constantly trash-talking on social media.

And seemingly Pacquiao, who is scheduled to fight Jeff Horn on April 23 in Australia, is waiting in the wings for his own crack at the Irish UFC star.

 SOURCE: thesun.co.uk

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