Manny Pacquiao has two-man shortlist for his next opponent
Manny Pacquiao is reportedly weighing up a fight against either Mikey Garcia or Danny Garcia according to his representative Sean Gibbons.
The 40-year-old has long been linked with a rematch with Floyd Mayweather following his defeat in 2015, and has regained form this year by defeating Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman.
According to boxing journalist Michael Benson Pacquiao will make a decision shortly on his next opponent.
Posting on his Twitter account Benson said: “Mikey Garcia and Danny Garcia are the two frontrunners for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight, according to Pacquiao’s MP Promotions representative Sean Gibbons. The WBA welterweight champion is planning to weigh-up his options within the next month or so.”
Mikey Garcia most recently lost his first professional fight when he was defeated by Errol Spence Jr. in March, while Danny Garcia beat Adrian Granados in California in April.
The fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao is the one the punters most want, and ex-Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum thinks his old client should make the first move.
Speaking to World Boxing News Arum said: “The fact is, they’ll make a lot of money and nobody gets hurt. They can both laugh their way all to the bank. So if Manny can make that fight then, of course, he should take it.
“Remember Floyd’s made throughout his career an enormous amount of money. He has an enormous amount of money, so the question is, does Floyd want to spend time, real quality time, training for a fight with Pacquiao, a serious fight?
“Does he want to spend all that time and effort, to up his lifestyle to fight a Pacquiao? You’d have to ask Floyd that question.”
It is predicted that the pair could make a staggering $250million between them for a Pay-Per-View fight, but it is currently not looking any more likely to happen.