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Manny Pacquiao wants mega-fights with Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor with Filipino set for April return

MANNY PACQUIAO wants mega-fights with Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor this year.

The Filipino great is planning an April return to the ring having not fought since dethroning Keith Thurman of the WBA welterweight title in July.

But PacMan’s 2020 was kick-started by former two-weight UFC king Conor McGregor calling out the 41-year-old, claiming they had held talks over a super-fight.

McGregor, like Pacquiao, is also chasing a rematch with 42-year-old Floyd Mayweather, who retired in 2017 after beating The Notorious.

But Pacquiao’s promotional partner Sean Gibbons revealed the Filipino senator will beat the MMA fighter to Mayweather and get a second crack at the American this year.

And should the fans demand it, PacMan will then set up an all southpaw clash with 0-1 boxer McGregor.

Gibbons told SunSport: “The Senator is looking to return in April of this year.

“Possible opponents that are out there are Danny Garcia, Errol Spence, Shawn Porter.

“As per a fight with the Senator and Conor McGregor - Conor has mentioned it a few times and if there was interest from the fans the Senator would consider the fight
for sure.

“There were talks in the past. The Senator is really looking at a lot of different options and hope in the coming weeks to finalise something.

“Floyd Mayweather put it out himself in an interview that he is coming back in 2020 and one of the fights will be the Senator.”

After McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds on his cage comeback last Saturday, Mayweather jumped straight on his phone to speak with UFC president Dana White.

The former pound-for-pound king even posted a mocked up poster of the pair as he confirmed his interest in a rematch with the Irishman.

But Mayweather forgot to include the The Notorious’ ‘McGregor Sports & Entertainment' promotion on the poster - which McGregor joked puts Pacquiao next in line to fight him.

McGregor said: “He forgot McGregor Sports and Entertainment on the poster.

“That right there, cuts him out! So it’s me and Manny.”