Manny Pacquiao will like to have a go at mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, his promoter has revealed.
Talks has been ongoing for months now concerning a possible boxing fight between McGregor and legendary boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
According to Bob Arum however, the iconic Filipino boxer would be available for a fight if Mayweather pulled out.
“If McGregor is still looking for an opponent, Manny Pacquiao is there,” Arum said.
He also advised UFC president Dana White not to cave in to Mayweather’s demands, and stand his ground.
“Be patient. Don’t give in,” Arum said. “Dana’s a good negotiator, and he’ll get the thing done, but he can’t be pushed around by Mayweather and his people.”
“The McGregor side is done,” White said on TNT after Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals, per ESPN.com. “I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now.
“I’m not saying the fight will happen, but I’ve got one side done. Now it’s time to work on the other. If we can come to a deal with Haymon and Mayweather, the fight’s gonna happen.”
Pacquiao next faces Jeff Horn on July 1, though his schedule appears to be open after that fight.