MANNY PACQUIAO is in talks with pound-for-pound celebrity Vasyl Lomachenko for a catchweight struggle.
Pacquiao – the eight-weight boxing legend with inventory sadly on the decline following defeat to former faculty trainer Jeff Horn – needs to problem the super-featherweight boss.
Pacman – a 39-year-old part-time Filipino politician – has revealed talks have began to safe a struggle between himself and the two-time Olympic gold winner.
The Philippines icon mentioned: “There are negotiations now with the primary pound-for-pound boxer, which is Lomachenko,”
Pacquiao – whose most up-to-date fights have been at welterweight after an excellent profession began at light-flyweight – mentioned the talks are involving the load they might doubtlessly meet at.
He mentioned: “There are nonetheless talks on the load, lowering the load.
Lomachenko is coming off a powerful victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux the place he was in a position to drive to Cuban to stop on his stall in December.
Many struggle followers have predicted Pacquaio’s retirement with life exterior the ring now very busy for the boxing hero.
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After collecting 11 major world titles and being the first fighter in history to win titles in four of the original eight weight classes: flyweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight, Pacman turned serious
The veteran is a military reservist and holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army.
Pacquiao first ran for a seat in the country’s House of Representatives in 2007 and in 2016 garnered 16million votes to finish seventh among the 12 new Senators.
At the proclamation ceremony, he was introduced as the “People’s Champion”, and his name was read out in the same slow tone as it would be for a bout, which drew loud cheers from the audience.
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