Manny Pacquiao broke his silence regarding the rumored bout between him and mixed martial arts megastar Conor McGregor.
Though neither confirming nor denying that there are ongoing talks between his camp and McGregor’s, the world’s only eight-division boxing world champion made it known that he has no affiliation with Paradigm Sports Management.
“At the present time, I do not have an existing management contract with Paradigm Sports Management,” the Fighting Senator, who owns a 62-7-2 (39KOs) record in a career that has already spanned 25 years, told The Daily News.
According to the 41-year-old southpaw, he manages himself since he has his own promotion, Pac Sports and Entertainment.
And so if the bout comes to fruition, Pacquiao only wants one thing — that Pac SE and Paradigm co-promote the event.
“I have formed my own company, Pac Sports and Entertainment, and am more than willing to give the fans what they want — an exciting fight with Conor McGregor under terms and conditions where I am the co-promoter with my company.”
McGregor, who only has one professional boxing bout under his ledger, Tweeted last September 26 that he and Pacquiao are set to fight in the Middle East next year.
It has since been deleted.