MANNY PACQUIAO insists he nonetheless needs to combat Amir Khan regardless of talks beforehand breaking down.
The 39-year-old rolled again the years to turn into an 11-time world champion on Sunday with a shocking knockout victory over Lucas Matthysse.
After capturing the WBA welterweight title together with his first KO in 9 years the Filipino legend has propelled himself again right into a place for an enormous cash combat.
And a showdown with British star Khan or Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko is high of his priorities.
Pacquiao stated following his victory in Kuala Lumpur: “Sure that’s a possible opponent Amir Khan.
“There’s quite a lot of potential opponents there, like Lomachenko, there are such a lot of fighters which have potential to be my opponent subsequent.”
And he’s even permitting himself to dream of luring Floyd Mayweather out of retirement for a rematch.
Pacquiao misplaced by way of a unanimous determination to “Cash” in 2015 in a Las Vegas mega-fight however he could be prepared to defend his belt towards the American.
He stated: “Mayweather? If he decides to return to boxing then that’s the time we’re going to name the photographs.
“I’ve the belt, so it is as much as him. If he needs to return again in boxing let’s do a second one.
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“My next fight, I want to defend my belt.”
One thing that certainly will not be stopping Pacquiao is his age as the veteran vowed to continue boxing into his 40s.
PacMan added: “If boxing is not my passion, I would not fight again.
“It’s like I’m addicted to boxing and I really love to fight and bring honour to my country.”