The legendary boxer seems to be looking for one big payday before retiring.
Manny Pacquiao seems to have only one or two fights left before making a full-time turn to the world of politics in his native Philippines. But the eight-time world champion wants to go out on a big money spinner.
Pacquiao, who held the WBA (Super) welterweight title for a year and a half before being recently a champion “in recess” due to inactivity, told the Daily Tribune he wants a big fight against customary title holder.
Longtime reigning WBO welter champ Terence Crawford is the name at the top of many fan lists for perhaps Pacquiao’s last opponent, but money could be a stumbling block .
“I like to fight someone with a title,” Pacquiao said in the interview.
‘We told Bob [Arum] I get $ 40 million and Crawford gets $ 10 million.
“I fight with anyone. You know me, I’m not back from any challenge. Check it out! ”
Part of the reason Pacquiao may be looking to increase his earnings for a ring return is because his first plan, a face-off attraction against MMA star Conor McGregor, has been deceived by how the losing Irishman against Dustin Poirier recently.
Several sources suggest that while Paradigm, the management company that now represents both “Pac-Man” and “The Notorious”, holds a glimmer of hope that they can still bring as a result, the chances of McGregor’s second run into a boxing ring are racking in. Eight figures were handled with a real blow with the incredible case of a second-round stoppage.