The sports media is buzzing at the prospect of a Manny Pacquiao vs Conor McGregor fight. This comes after the Philippines boxer signed with the same agency as the Irish former UFC champion fighter. Paradigm Sports Management were pleased to announce their new signing earlier this week raising the chances of a cross-over fight between the two combatants.
Introduction: Manny Pacquiao vs Conor McGregor
In fact, all the chatter has led to a Las Vegas Sportbook, The Westgate Superbook, putting up odds with Pacquiao listed as a -600 favorite over McGregor (+425). Have a look at the odds with Betsson. Though there is little in the way to guarantee such a match, there’s huge interest in the possibility of the two men meeting in the ring. And, it goes without saying that the catalyst is the lucrative payout that would await all the partners involved. It should be pointed out the McGregor has talked about a meeting with the Filipino. Just last month he made several comments about a potential fight. He said that he’d love to have a match at the Allegiant Stadium. This is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. He also said that it might happen in the sport of boxing as opposed to MMA.
McGregor Talking Up A Fight
“I would love to be the first combatant to fight in that arena,” McGregor said to the press ahead of his win against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. “What a fight that would be against Manny. A small, powerful southpaw. I’d have to figure out the weight and these things. But something that interests me, no doubt.”
Pacquiao Keeping Quiet
Pacquiao was careful not to mention any boxing match with McGregor in his press release. But he did make a sly reference to the “new opportunities” the new company would provide for him.“I am proud to partner with Paradigm Sports Management and am excited for the opportunities that [CEO] Audie Attar and PSM have to offer,” Pacquiao told online news in the Philippines.
Big Money Fights
Of course, McGregor has nothing more to prove about being a cash pony. His previous bouts in the boxing ring have proved that. His fight with the boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017 was the second biggest pay-per-view fight of all-time. The fight ended with a TKO in the tenth round with Mayweather declared the winner. Interestingly enough, the largest draw was for the fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao two years earlier. if you feel there’s a possibility of a fight have a look through these online sportsbook sites in the Philippines.
Pacquiao Still a Champion in His 40s
It’s a hard push to imagine that a fight between these two could eclipse either of those previous bouts. but it would certainly be very lucrative for both parties. more especially on pay-per-view. Keep in mind that the Filipino is 41 years of age and yet still remains one of the biggest boxing draws of all time. Also, he is the only boxer ever to win matches in eight different classes. You can check out his record on Betsson. He is the current holder of the WBA welterweight title. This was won over a decision against Keith Thurman in 2019.
Manny Pacquiao vs Conor McGregor : A Lot Of Hot Air?
Another thing to keep in mind is that boxing has a history of pushing story archs to suit itself and drive publicity. There is no material to back up the claim that a fight is on the horizon. Though Pacquiao signed with Paradigm, he is still under contract with his old management, MP Promotions. As part of his new partnership, his first two fights will be under the umbrella of his previous agency, under the banner of “Premier Boxing Champions”.