MANILA, Philippines – Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao assured fight fans on Thursday that a mega-fight between him and unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still possible.
Fight fans have long clamored for a mega-bout between the two pound-for-pound kings, but several issues have prevented the match from happening.
But Pacquiao told ANC that the fight may yet happen.
“Hanggat hindi pa s’ya nagre-retiro at hindi pa ako nagre-retiro, there is always a chance na maglalaban kami talaga,” Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao even said Mayweather is one of the possible opponents for him in his November 10 fight date.
Pacquiao originally wanted to face American boxer Timothy Bradley in a rematch on that date, but that fight is looking less and less likely.
“Gusto ko ng rematch (with Bradley), of course. Ang problema ay kung okay pa ba sa mga tao, okay ba sa mga fans, okay ba sa promoter,” he said.
Bradley was declared the winner via split decision when he fought Pacquiao last June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
But in a review conducted by the World Boxing Organization, a panel of five judges unanimously scored the fight in Pacquiao’s favor.
Aside from a fight against Mayweather and a rematch with Bradley, Pacquiao may also fight Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time.