Pacquiao In Talks For A Mayweather Rematch, Pacman Open To Facing Tank Davis
In some breaking boxing news, Manny Pacquiao has revealed that talks are underway for an exhibition fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. for December.
The pair famously fought in 2015 in what was described as the fight of the century. Despite the huge build-up it had received, the bout failed to deliver the competitiveness that fans were hoping for.
Mayweather dominated in a performance that was marked by supreme defensive skills to negate Manny’s biggest weapon, that being the left hand, to win an easy unanimous decision.
In the aftermath, however, Pacman did offer a suggestion that he was not 100 percent. The fighter admitted that he had hurt his right shoulder prior to the fight, which may have been a reason for the lack of attacking intent.
But one week before the fight my shoulder was getting better and better. I cannot use my right shoulder a lot. The fight was still good. But what we wanted to do we couldn’t do because of my shoulder. In the third round I I already felt the pain in my shoulder. When I threw a lot of combinations I had to back off because it hurt. But he’s fast – he’s a good boxer. Give credit to him – he won tonight (Saturday night). I did my best, and my best wasn’t good enough,” Pacquiao
Although Pacman would go on to have surgery on the shoulder after the fight, it did leave a sour note on the fight. This was particularly since the eight-division champion felt he secured the win. However, fans could see things play out once again.
Manny On Mayweather
“I have an exhibition match coming in December in Japan. We’re working on the opponent. We’re working with Mayweather. Yes. If he wants [we can do a real boxing bout]. We’re still working on it,” Manny said
Manny On Tank
Nevertheless, it those talks do not end up being successful, Pacquiao does have another alternative in mind. The boxer was also open to facing Gervonta Davis provided that a suitable weight class could be agreed.
And yet, the chances of taking on Davis who is in his prime is unlikely. Davis is arguably one of the most dangerous knockout artists around, with a record of 29 wins, with 27 by of knockout.
But in order to do such a fight, Davis would have to jump up to 147 or a weight similar to that. And given that the boxer has not fought above 140, there would have to be some hurdles that need overcoming.
After all, Terence Crawford had suggested a similar thing when Davis had been linked with a fight. But given that would have required Davis to face the current undisputed welterweight champion, the rumors over the fight died down.
Regardless of what the case may be, Pacman was open to the idea of facing Davis. The following comments confirmed as much.
“If he comes up to 147, we can fight. 145, maybe. That’s not a problem for me. I’m an experienced fighter,” Pacman