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Pacquiao: I'd Only Fight McGregor If I'm Co-Promoter of The Event

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has interest in facing UFC superstar Conor McGregor - but only under certain terms.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the 41-year-old Pacquiao is not going to fight until 2021.

Pacquiao has been out of the ring since July of 2019, when he won a twelve round decision over Keith Thurman to capture the WBA title.


McGregor, who earlier this year announced his retirement from the UFC, recently made an announcement that he planned to fight Pacquiao in a cross-sport boxing match in the Middle East.

Pacquiao, who is also a senator in the Philippines, wants to use the revenue to help many of his countrymen that were affected by the coronavirus.

McGregor made his boxing debut in August of 2017, when he was stopped in ten rounds by Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

A fight with McGregor, according to Pacquiao, would require the involvement of his promotional company, MP Promotions.

He also denied having an agreement with Paradigm Sports Management, who guide the career of McGregor. The eight division champion has now formed his own management company, Pac Sports and Entertainment.

"At the present time, I do not have an existing management contract with Paradigm Sports Management. I have formed my own company, Pac Sports and Entertainment, and am more than willing to give the fans what they want: An exciting fight with Conor McGregor under terms and conditions where I am the co-promoter with my company. Thank you and God bless," Pacquiao told The Daily Mail.

Pacquiao's head trainer, Freddie Roach, recently predicted a one-sided wipeout of McGregor.

"If this [fight] is true, Pacquiao will have an easier time with you McGregor than when he fought Ricky Hatton [who was knocked out in two rounds in 2009]," stated Roach.

While McGregor has retired from the UFC, the MMA organization still have him under an exclusive contract and they are not going to allow him to fight Pacquiao without their involvement.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Century Tuna on 10-06-2020

McGregor is past his prime and he's almost done now so he can't survive the first 6 rounds against Pacquiao.

Comment by BodyBagz on 10-03-2020

Fighting a May castoff ( 0-1(ko);0 ) and donating a ''large'' portion of the proceeds to his fellow countrymen. Pac hasn't accumulated enough USD to do just that ? Where he wouldn't need a 0-1(ko);0 guy to fund such generosity…

Comment by megas30 on 10-02-2020

Has no one realize that Pac is a narcissistic liar? Damn, dude is seriously barefaced with his lies.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 10-02-2020

[QUOTE=Bob Haymon;20789352]This sure seems like there was an official agreement between Pacquiao and Paradigm.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 10-02-2020

[QUOTE=megas30;20788948]The same shjt that got him in the Dela Hoya fiasco.[/QUOTE]True, I almost forgot about that!

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