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EXCLUSIVE: Pacquiao: Fight with McGregor at 147 lbs

Nick Giongco



Manny Pacquiao is going to require MMA star Conor McGregor to come down to 147 lbs once both camps commence the discussion for their mouthwatering matchup being eyed to take place in April or May.

“We’ll fight at 147 lbs,” Pacquiao told Daily Tribune on Thursday night from his Dasmarinas Village residence.

Pacquiao swears he doesn’t care how much McGregor will add up come fight night as long as they agree to tip the scales not heavier than 147 lbs–the welterweight division maximum–on the eve of the fight.

Audie Attar, whose Paradigm Sports Management outfit represents the two fighting idols, is currently in talks with stakeholders in the Middle East for the staging of the captivating crossover clash.

Pacquiao, who hasn’t fought since turning back the clock in July 2019 with a rousing win over the previously unbeaten Keith Thurman in Las Vegas, insists McGregor is the naturally bigger fighter.

But boxing’s only eight-division champion drools over seeing McGregor, 32, becoming way bigger than him by the time the bell sounds.

“The bigger, the better,” Pacquiao, 42, said.

“It would be a lot easier for me to land a punch,” he added with a chuckle.

But before McGregor begins hyping a Pacquiao date, the Irish banger has to hurdle Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.