‘Takot lang siya’: Pacquiao on Terence Crawford not being keen to fight him

Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 18 2018 02:55 AM

In likely US return, Manny Pacquiao will take on Adrien Broner in January. File/Reuters

Manny Pacquiao is not excited about hearing a possible match between his nemesis Floyd Mayweather Jr. and controversial MMA champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The undefeated American boxer expressed interest on fighting Nurmagomedov when the Russian called out the former.

"CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the checkbook out! Go to @leonardellerbe ‘s page to view Khabib Nurmagomedov challenging me," said Mayweather on Instagram

"Let's make Las Vegas great again!"

The Filipino boxer was asked about his opinion regarding the possible bout during a press conference in Makati Shangrila.

“I don’t know. I cannot comment on that. I don’t have it on my mind,” said Pacquiao.

The fighting senator was also asked to comment about Terence Crawford statement regarding his status as world welterweight champion.

Crawford, who beat Jose Benavidez Jr. over the weekend in a world-title bout considered a "huge" financial success, said he is not interested to fight Pacquiao since he doesn’t view the Filipino as a real champion. 

“Takot lang siya,” was Pacquiao’s response. “Matagal na siyang umiwas sa akin.”

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