Manny Pacquiao Teases Fans After Ryan Garcia’s Win Over Luke Campbell

Published 01/04/2021, 5:35 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao, 42, is currently in the twilight of his Hall-Of-Fame bound career, and he can return anytime against any opponent from a pool full of big names. These can be welterweight contenders or even boxers from the super middleweight unit. However, ‘Pacman’ received a challenge from a lightweight pugilist.

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Following Ryan Garcia’s win over Luke Campbell, Pacquiao took to social media and posted a picture that may have raised several eyebrows. ‘Pac-Man’ posted a picture in his boxing attire. He wrote in the caption, “Public victory comes from private discipline.”

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A few days back, Ryan Garcia desired to fight Manny Pacquiao before the legend hung his gloves. In an interaction with DAZN, ‘KingRy’ predicted his future opponent in ‘Tank’ Davis. Meanwhile, he also hailed Pacquiao as his idol and revealed that it was his dream fight.

That said, ‘Pac-Man’s social media post came right after Garcia’s win and provided plenty of food for thought to boxing fans.

Manny Pacquiao- What’s next for the legend?

Manny Pacquiao is the WBA world super welterweight champion. So, he still has some title defenses left. If he stays at welterweight, he could fight Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford in unification bouts.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MAY 19: < Manny Pacquiao poses for a portrait during a training session at the Elorde boxing Gym on May 19, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

However, nothing is confirmed as of now and it won’t be shocking if Pacquiao opts to box UFC star Conor McGregor in a cross-promotion bout It’s tough to predict Pacquiao’s future from this point, especially when he has so many options left.

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It’s clearly entertaining as the legend is open to facing the new superstars, who are much more active than him. In 2019, Pacquiao faced Keith Thurman and Adrien Broner and won both the fights.

So, the only octuple world champion can still be on the top, and he might not hesitate to test himself one last time. At this stage, Pacquiao can decide the flow of his career. Other than boxing, he has a political role to play. So, only time will reveal his next move.

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What do you think will be best for Pacquiao at this stage?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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