No one believes Pacquiao is going to stay retired, but if he is going to fight it has to be big money PPV fights.
Top Rank isn’t going to keep giving him $20 million to fight Tim Bradley for the 19th time.
Bob Arum and Freddie Roach have their eyes set up Canelo Alvarez.
The team of Manny Pacquiao said the eight-time world champion and recently elected Filipino senator could end his recent retirement to fight Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Sept. 17 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
“I don’t want to indicate we are negotiating, I just know, in talking with (trainer) Freddie Roach and (advisor) Michael Koncz, I believe Manny might very well agree to do it,” Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said of a possible Canelo fight.
Roach said: “Everybody would like to see the (Floyd) Mayweather fight happen one more time, but I’m not sure that’s possible. Negotiations are difficult with them. Canelo is one of the best guys out there right now, he’s a pay-per-view fighter and Manny has always done well with bigger, slower guys. I told Arum that I definitely would like that fight with certain stipulations that would make it more of a fair fight, size-wise.”
While Pacquiao is a better fighter than Amir Khan, he is also older and smaller.
The likely outcome would be the same with Pacquiao looking up at the ceiling. Money wise this would be great for all parties, but people want Canelo to fight GGG, not another smaller fighter.