Manny Pacquiao was meant to be taking over Errol Spence Jr in an enormous showdown this weekend, however a retinal tear within the American’s eye has prevented that from occurring.
Pac Man will now battle Yordenis Ugas for the WBA ‘tremendous’ welterweight title in Las Vegas however even at 42, the eight-division champion has his sights set on the most important fights.
His coach, the legendary Freddie Roach, says Pacquiao would like to face Floyd Mayweather, 44, yet one more time however solely in a professional boxing contest.
“We want to battle Mayweather yet one more time,” Pacquiao’s Corridor of Fame coach Roach advised Sky Sports activities.
“However exhibitions? No. Manny is just not into that.”
That places to mattress any hopes the Paul brothers, Logan and Jake, might have had of going through Pacquiao.
Mayweather has stated that he’s completed combating professionally and is as an alternative comfortable to ‘legally financial institution rob’ exhibitions. Nevertheless, his battle with Pacquiao again in 2015 is the most-bought battle pay-per-view ever, so clearly there could be cash to be made within the rematch.
If it’s critical fighters, Pacquiao needs, what in regards to the undisputed super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor?
“That battle can occur, for positive,” Roach stated.
Taylor, whose canine is known as ‘Pacman’ in tribute, has beforehand advised Sky Sports activities of his want to field his idol: “To share a hoop with my hero Pacquiao? That may be sensible.”
Pacquiao has to get by Saturday, however as soon as he does it appears as if he needs to check himself in opposition to the easiest within the winter of his profession.
Roach stated: “We’re simply going one battle at a time.
“The factor about Manny? He isn’t just going to select some man with a excessive ranking as a result of the world loves him.
“Manny needs to battle actual fighters. He’ll problem the very best.”
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