According to eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao, he's ready to fight anyone with a world title.
Pacquiao, nearly 43-years-old, was recently stripped away of his WBA welterweight title due to inactivity.
The Filipino superstar has been out of the ring since July of 2019, when he won a twelve round split decision over Keith Thurman to capture the WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The WBA made Pacquiao the "champion in recess" while elevating Yordenis Ugas to the position of full champion.
And he's not running away from any potential fight.
Pacquiao claims that he spoke with Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, about the possibility of fighting World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight Terence Crawford.
However, Pacquiao wants a hefty sum of money for such a fight.
“I like to fight somebody who has a title,” Pacquiao told Daily Tribune .
“We told Bob I get $40 million and Crawford gets $10 million.
“I will fight anybody. You know me, I don’t back away from any challenge. Bring ‘em on!”
Pacquiao says he is also willing to face WBC, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence. And four division champion Mikey Garcia was another name mentioned as a possible opponent.
The veteran boxer revealed to the paper that he currently weighs "about 152-pounds" - which is only five pounds away from the welterweight limit of 147.
Pacquiao's career is now guided by Paradigm Sports, a management outfit owned and operated by Audie Attar. The company recently issued a notice saying a development is forthcoming.
Pacquiao (67-7-2, 39 KOs) has backed their statements, making reporters aware that something big is in the works.
At the start of the year, Pacquiao was negotiating a cross-sports boxing match with UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who is also represented by Paradigm. That scenario went up in smoke last month, when McGregor was knocked out at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.