Team Manny Pacquiao Asks Conor McGregor to Fight Logan Paul: “He’s Got Some Skills”

Published 08/21/2021, 11:06 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor waits for the start of his welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


A few months back, news pertaining to Manny Pacquiao fighting the former UFC double champ Conor McGregor did rounds on social media. Fans thought the Irishman would finish his pursuit towards the UFC lightweight title and get back to boxing to fight Pacquiao in a blockbuster event.

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However, as McGregor suffered two back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier this year, the possibilities of him fighting ‘Pacman’ went down with time. Also, in his trilogy with ‘The Diamond’, McGregor suffered a horrible leg injury and till today he hasn’t completely recovered from the same.

Looking at how ‘The Notorious’ has fared in his last few fights, Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach, Justin Fortune, completely cut the possibilities of McGregor vs Pacquiao’s fight.

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Speaking exclusively to DAZN, he said, “Fight Logan Paul for the money, big guy, deserves it. I like Logan Paul, he’s got some skills.

“These exhibitions are great for the guys on YouTube who are making a lot of money. But it’s all good until someone gets hurt. At the moment they’re making tons of money and no-one is getting hurt, and that’s all well and good, but if they start fighting serious guys – someone is going to get seriously hurt.”

Fortune asserted ‘The Notorious’ to fight the YouTuber turned boxing sensation, Logan Paul, as this will be a huge money fight for the two.

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With Fortune’s above comments, it seems team Pacquiao has moved on from a fight with the Irishman. But the latter’s fan base is paramount and if he makes a comeback into his UFC stint like his old momentum. Needless to say, several fighters will look ahead to line themselves up with him.

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, McGregor’s future in boxing is pretty uncertain as yet. And Pacquiao might hang up his gloves from the sport after his Saturday night bout with Yordenis Ugas.

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The fans would be keeping their fingers crossed already to see ‘Pacman’ signing off from the sport only after battling McGregor. It’ll be interesting to see how things play out between this duo in the coming few days.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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