Manny Pacquiao Focuses on Conor McGregor as Errol Spence Jr Is “Slow”

Even though he was inactive for 18 months, the WBA “super” welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao still has his sights on a return to the ring. He also has a specific target in mind: former UFC double champion Conor McGregor, whom he had announced his intentions to face last year.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao’s Return to the Ring

Pacquiao said that Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford were options; however, he now wants to experience fighting in MMA. He shared that he donated a big portion of his income to Filpino victims of the pandemic. Manny Pacquiao wasn’t particularly complimentary toward “The Truth,” who rebounded from a horrible car accident to overpower Danny Garcia last month.

As far as Conor McGregor, he is set to rematch his former rival Dustin Priorier in the UFC 257’s main event on the 23rd of January. The big fight will be his second since he was humiliated by Floyd Mayweather in the ring and stopped by Khabib Nurmagomedov upon his return to the cage. It could potentially put him in line for a shot at the vacant belt that Nurmagomedov left behind his retirement.

Conor McGregor on the ring

Will Pacquiao and Conor McGregor Fight?

McGregor-Pacquiao likely would not be any more competitive than McGregor-Mayweather. However, it would undoubtedly make cash. The WBA doesn’t seem inclined to force Pacquiao to face an actual opponent anytime soon. Many people give this about a 50-60% chance of going down.

Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao is one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He was elected as Senator of the Philippines in 2016 and is currently serving a six-year term. Manny is the only eight-division world champion in the world of boxing and has won twelve major world titles. He is also the first boxer to win major world titles in four of the eight “glamour divisions”: featherweight, flyweight, lightweight, and welterweight, and the only boxer to hold world championships across four decades – 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s.