With Manny Pacquiao declaring that he is a free agent and able to talk to any promoter about working towards his next fight, he has undoubtedly attracted the names of many promotional suitors, including his most famous opponent: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
It’s been three years since Mayweather and Pacquiao had their historic boxing fight, which saw Mayweather come out on top in a fight that broke pay-per-view records. Mayweather has since then fought twice and then retire, transitioning into a full-time promoter and running Mayweather Promotions.
Pacquiao, on the other hand, is still boxing, most recently winning the WBA “regular” welterweight title when he knocked out Lucas Matthysse in July. It was then that Pacquiao said he controls his destiny in regards to working with promoters, which would include Mayweather. In an interview with FightHype.com, Mayweather said he’ll talk to Pacquiao about possibly working with him to get Pacquiao a fight. One fight Mayweather had in mind was Pacquiao taking on current unified WBC and IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia.
“Actually I’m going to get on the phone with Pacquiao and get in touch. We can put him in position and get him a fight with good competition so he can fight. I wouldn’t mind making Pacquiao vs. Mikey Garcia. That wouldn’t be bad,” Mayweather said.
Garcia has recently stated his intent on fighting IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. as his next fight in order to win a world title in five different weight classes. The interview can be seen in the video above.