Boxing

Pacquiao eyes ‘two or three’ more fights after powering to first KO win in nine years

The Philippine named Terence Crawford, Vasyl Lomachenko and Floyd Mayweather as possible future opponents.

Pacquiao eyes ‘two or three’ more fights after powering to first KO win in nine years
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Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao said on Monday he was still good for ‘two or three’ more fights after defeating the Argentine Lucas Matthysse by KO, his first on nine years, on Saturday.

With this weekend’s victory, the 39-year-old shrugged off calls by friends - including Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte - to hang up his gloves.

Pac-Man is now the only boxer in history to move up through eight divisions and win world titles in all of them.

Possible Mayweather rematch

Pacquiao, one of the greatest boxers in history now holds a record of 60-7-2, said he is not ready to quit boxing yet.

‘I feel good for now. Boxing is my passion and I would be lonely if I quit boxing,’ he told reporters.

‘I believe I still have two or three fights left in me.’

He named Terence Crawford, Vasyl Lomachenko and Floyd Mayweather as possible future opponents.

‘If Mayweather comes back to boxing there is a possibility of a rematch,’ he said.

‘I have the belt, so it’s up to him. If he wants to come back in boxing let’s do a second one.

‘But there are many other challenges, like Crawford, Lomachenko, Amir Khan and many others,’ he added.

Mayweather, 41, retired from boxing last August, after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.