This entire buzz created by the possibility of a fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, for a ridiculous amount of money, has drawn the attention of other high profile boxers. Among them is none other than Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather’s old rival.
The Filipino is set to fight Jeff Horn, from Australia, in April, but won’t say no to a contest against Conor McGregor, if the chance occurs. Of course, Manny still looks for a rematch with Mayweather, after losing by unanimous decision in 2015, but is quite unlikely for that to happen. “Money” has his own agenda and another fight with Pacquiao doesn’t quite challenge him to come out of a retirement.
Manny Pacquiao is planning to fight three or four more times in the next two years, so a boxing match with Conor McGregor could definitely suit him, at least from a financial point of view. As for Mayweather’s highly anticipated clash with the Irish fighter, Pacquiao doesn’t think McGregor would stand a chance in boxing.
It’s quite obvious for everyone that Conor can’t be competitive in this contact sport right now, so the Filipino should hold to his integrity and not look for a fight. Sure, he could end up with a pretty big sum of money in his account, but Manny usually has a powerful code of honor.
Mayweather and Dana White have discussed huge numbers, but an agreement regarding a fight between him and McGregor is far from being reached. The UFC president offered each fighter $25 million to make this happen, but Floyd wants $100 million and not a penny less.
The 39-year-old undefeated champion even mocked Dana’s offer, calling it not fit for one of the greatest boxers that ever lived. If the two sides won’t reach a consensus, a McGregor vs Pacquiao boxing match could be appealing, but it definitely would’t have the same magnitude.