- Manny Pacquiao has announced that he would be retiring from boxing, now that he assumes his role as one of the Philippines’ senators
- Boxing promoter Bob Arum said that Pacquiao is willing to fight Terrence Crawford, who has won against Viktor Postol for the junior welterweight title
- Arum’s statements contradict Michael Koncz’s, who said that Pacquiao does not want to fight Crawford because of his senatorial duties
The call of boxing has not eluded newly-sworn in Senator Manny Pacquiao, as he would be returning in the ring to fight against one of his possible opponents - WBO junior welterweight champion Terrence Crawford.
Despite announcing earlier this year that he would be retiring from the sport, he said that boxing has ‘always been his passion’ and he has the Lord to thank for making a mark in the industry.
He added that he is still fit enough to fight, since he considers himself young despite his 37 years.
Recently, boxing promoter Bob Arum announced that Pacquiao is alright with meeting his incoming opponent inside the ring.
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The promoter has also considered two other welterweights to be Pacquiao’s opponent for his comeback – Danny Garcia and Jessie Vargas. However, Garcia has turned down the offer to fight the ‘Pambansang Kamao’, and Vargas has not yet said his piece.
Despite the other candidates, Crawford remains as the best bet against Pacquiao. The eight-division former world champion expressed that he wanted to fight someone who weighs the same as him. Crawford fit the bill, and he emerged victorious against his fight with Viktor Postol last Saturday.
According to Arum, Pacquiao has agreed to fight with Crawford now that the young boxer has clinched the welterweight championship.
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This contradicts the earlier statement of Pacquiao’s financial adviser, Michael Koncz, who said that his client did not want to fight Crawford since he has been very busy with his duties as a senator.-Kami Media