Posted on 12/09/2022By: Sean Crose
“He’s scared to dying,” Manny Pacquiao has mentioned to FightHype, “that’s my evaluation on him.” The legendary fighter is talking of Floyd Mayweather, who he claims has little interest in going through him in a rematch of their 2015 superfight. Though he formally retired from boxing after dropping to Yordenis Ugas again in 2021, Pacquiao sounds within the interview like he could also be severely contemplating a comeback. Since dropping his bid for the Filipino Presidency, the now 43 12 months previous Pacquiao has been preserving match, taking part in basketball and usually hitting the health club. This weekend, he’s going through martial artist DK Yoo in a South Korean exhibition bout to earn cash for charity.
Whereas Mayweather has been combating in exhibition bouts for a while now, he hasn’t given any indication of returning to the professional ranks – and, let’s face it, with good cause. Like Pacquiao, Mayweather is properly into his forties now, properly previous a fighter’s prime years. Pacquiao, nonetheless, stays sad with the truth that he misplaced to Mayweather over seven years in the past, and longs for a second combat. But Pacquiao revealed one thing else notable within the FightHype interview – the truth that he’s prepared (Or is it keen?) to face modern welterweight kingpins Terence Crawford and Errol Spence.
“I can combat Crawford or Spence,” he mentioned. “I’m desperate to combat with them to check them, in the event that they’re actually a champion.” With negotiations for a Crawford-Spence megabout falling by means of this previous autumn, neither present welterweight titlist seems to have a high title opponent on the horizon (except you depend Keith Thurman), although few would give Pacquiao an opportunity towards both man at this time limit. Pacquiao, nonetheless, definitely seems assured within the interview with FightHype. “I’m nonetheless right here,” he says, “although I used to be retired for greater than a 12 months.”