MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite claiming that there are ongoing negotiations for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao did not mention the brash American as a possible opponent for his farewell fight.
Pacquiao, 36, also trimmed down his choices to four names and excluded Juan Manuel Marquez, who recently stated he won’t fight Pacquiao again regardless of the money.
“We have Amir Khan, Danny Garcia, Terrence Crawford or Timothy Bradley (as potential opponents),” Pacquiao said.
“But I don’t know yet, a lot of names have been given to me by my promoter Bob Arum. We are yet to finalise anything.”
Recent reports circulated that Pacquiao and his former sparring partner Amir Khan have agreed to fight in April next year. While Pacquiao’s camp vehemently denied that a fight has been agreed upon, the Filipino ring icon says he’s not closing his doors for a possible matchup.
“I’ve not talked to Bob Arum yet, but it’s possible,” said Pacquiao, referring to a potential showdown with Khan. “Of course if there is no problem about the negotiation then why not?” (MNS)