WBA “regular” welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is ready to fight the biggest names possible in the welterweight division.
Last year, Pacquiao signed up with powerful adviser Al Haymon – who works with nearly all of the biggest names in the welterweight division.
A few weeks ago, Pacquiao dominated Adrien Broner over twelve rounds to retain his title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The top target on Pacquiao’s list is Floyd Mayweather Jr.
But if Mayweather is not interested in coming back, then there are many other possible options.
One option, is unbeaten Keith Thurman – who holds the WBA ‘super’ title at 147 and recently called for a showdown with Pacquiao.
“Just in case Floyd is not ready yet to unretire as he promised when we met in Tokyo last year, I can face anybody in the top list, including Keith Thurman, who I learned is willing to do battle with me,” the 40-year-old boxer said to The Manila Times.
“As I’ve said two weeks ago after beating Broner, I’ll fight anyone who wants to fight against me. You know me, I do not choose the enemy. Whoever my promoters put on the table, I can fight. Errol Spence Jr., Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter – bring them all on. They also want to make the fans happy to fight against us. Two more fights have proven that my speed and strength is still there.”
Against Broner, Pacquiao showed no signs of being an old fighter – despite his age of 40.
In July 2018, he dominated and stopped Lucas Matthysse to capture the WBA title in Malaysia.
“It’s a matter of how you train. There is no secret. And the way I see it, we had better preparations in my last two fights. My training team is more solid now than before. The communication is better,” Pacquiao said.