Conor McGregor says his subsequent opponent will likely be Manny Pacquiao

Conor McGregor says his next opponent will be Manny Pacquiao

In a tweet Friday, McGregor, the previous two-division UFC World Champion, mentioned he is “boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.”
ESPN reported that McGregor is in “serious talks” to battle Pacquiao, citing his supervisor, Audie Attar, who represents each fighters. Attar instructed ESPN the bout wasn’t a achieved deal, however the Middle East was one of some areas being thought-about to host the match, which might happen in late December or early January. A weight class has not been decided, Attar mentioned.

Additionally, Pacquiao’s aide Jayke Joson instructed ESPN {that a} portion of Pacquiao’s earnings from the match would go towards Covid-19 reduction efforts within the Philippines. Pacquiao can be a Philippine senator.

McGregor expressed interest in fighting Pacquiao in Las Vegas earlier this yr. He beforehand confronted one other boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather Jr., in 2017, dropping after a stoppage within the 10th spherical.

After his preliminary tweet Friday about dealing with Pacquiao, McGregor mentioned in a second tweet, partially, “It will be a true honour to have faced two of the greatest boxers of the modern era.”

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