Here's who we could see in with PacMan next
The much coveted, highly decorated, age defying Philippino mega star Manny Pacquiao is once again putting himself forward for a return to the ring. Having seemingly been set for fights with various light welters and welters, it seems we may not be too far off seeing who will step into the gauntlet next.
Of the options, some seem more likely than others, but remember - this is boxing!
1. Mikey Garcia
Seems likely at this stage, Garcia has publically spoken about taking the fight and has called Pacquiao his 'hero' in boxing. Despite being hugely oversized at welterweight by Errol Spence Jr, Pacquiao is smaller at the weight and would provide a more sensible route size wise into the division.
Garcia is not to be slept on. A formidable fighter who can box and move well, has good names on his resume and could be the man to push Pacquiao into retirement.
2. Terence Crawford
Seems slightly less likely, but surprisingly Pacquiao has said Crawford's name publically more than vice versa. Surely a step too far for Pac, the Fillipino is confident of beating Bud, who does hold a world title in the division as well.
3. Errol Spence Jr
In a similar vein to Crawford, fighting Spence is asking for trouble. The WBC and IBF champion is a scary proposition, with great names on his CV. Pacquiao however, did criticise Spence's last performance, a one sided win against Danny Garcia, saying Spence wasn't the same since his car crash.
If anything, the boxing public want Spence Crawford to happen more than either of those against Pacquiao, so maybe cancel each other out.
4. Conor McGregor
We all saw the fan posters for this fight, with Conor implying it was a done deal, and Manny not disagreeing. One loss in the UFC later however, maybe this fight is off the table. It remains to be seen whether McGregor will return to the ring, but one thing is for sure - this fight sells.
5. Floyd Mayweather
Despite all talk of Logan Paul, that fight seems to go from on to off to back on again depending which news article you read. It's a crying shame we never got a peak Floyd Mayweather Manny Pacquiao fight, or even series of fights - but if they are going to go one more time it has to be sooner rather than later.