- Manny Pacquiao’s manager appeared to challenge Conor McGregor to a boxing match with his client.
- In a video posted on Twitter, Pacquiao wishes McGregor good luck during his UFC 246 fight with Donald Cerrone on Saturday.
- Sean Gibbons then says: “After that, if you want to get a proper fight, good to see ya.”
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McGregor is returning to professional fighting for the first time since his fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov 15 months ago.
He takes on Donald Cerrone in a nontitle welterweight bout on Saturday, but during media events throughout the week in Las Vegas, McGregor and the media at large have been talking about McGregor’s future opponents.
One name continually came up more than others – Pacquiao, the former eight-weight world-champion boxer.
At a press conference on Tuesday inside the Pearl Theatre at the Palms Casino Resort, McGregor said he had been “in talks” with Pacquiao, 41, regarding a boxing match later this year.
On Thursday at the UFC Apex in the Enterprise district of the city, the prominent combat-sports reporter Gareth Davies told Business Insider such a fight could generate $US250 million and serve as Pacquiao’s retirement party.
Now Pacquiao has appeared in a video posted on Twitter by Yahoo Sports reporter Kevin Iole in which he wishes McGregor well ahead of fight night.
“Conor, good luck in your fight on Saturday night,” he said. “Do your best.”
Gibbons, who had the Irish flag draped over his shoulders, said: “After that, if you want to get a proper fight, good to see ya.”
Watch the clip below:
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) January 17, 2020
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