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Manny Pacquiao Will Take on Conor McGregor if Floyd Mayweather Chickens Out

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    Manny Pacquiao has expressed willingness to fight Conor McGregor in case nothing comes out of the potential bout between the UFC superstar and retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather.

    Mayweather and McGregor have recently been trading verbal jabs on social media as a million-dollar fight seems to already be in the works.

    With discussions still up in the air, Pacquiao has now said he is willing to step in should Mayweather decides to pass up the showdown, according to Bleacher Report.


    “We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather told ESPN’s First Take last week. “They know what my number is. My number is a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number. We are willing to give him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage — the back end — on the pay-per-view.”

    The fighting senator from the Philippines has an upcoming bout in April with Australian boxer Jeff Horn after winning his last two fights. Coming out of a short retirement, he won against Timothy Bradley in April 2016 and defeated Jessie Vargas in November to recapture the WBO world welterweight title.


    In an interview with Fox Sports, Pacquiao was quoted as saying, “In boxing? In boxing [I would fight McGregor] but not in the UFC, just boxing.”

    “I didn’t see footage of Conor sparring. But if we are talking about Conor McGregor and boxing, it’s different. Boxing is different than MMA,” he added.

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