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Manny Pacquiao vs. Danny Garcia: ‘Swift’ makes the case why he’s the ‘perfect’ opponent

From the Pacquiao vs. Broner preview | Photo credit: SHOWTIME Sports / YouTube screenshot

Many boxing fans and analysts agree that Danny “Swift” Garcia is one of the worthy opponents for Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao. If the latter is not convinced, the once-unified welterweight titlist makes the case why he is the “perfect” fighter to face the Filipino champ.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Danny Garcia: Is it possible?

Since Pacquiao shut down his doubters when he won the WBA Super welterweight title from Keith Thurman last July, people have been speculating who is going to fight him next. His younger counterparts in the division are practically lining up to get a shot at defeating a future Hall of Famer, including Garcia.

While Garcia previously said he does not think Pacquiao is serious about wanting a match with him, he still wants to fight the boxing icon. In a recent podcast interview with Premier Boxing Champions, Garcia established his case as the “perfect” opponent for Pacquiao. “If he wants the big money and he wants the pay-per-view buys, I feel like I’m the perfect guy to fight,” Swift said. “I’m here. … If the legend wants to fight, let’s get it on.”

However, Pacquiao has not mentioned Garcia’s name that much whenever he is discussing his plans for his return to the ring this year. Pac Man instead named the unrelated Garcia, Mikey, along with Errol Spence Jr. as his top 2 opponent options for his next match in an earlier interview.

The good news for fans rooting for a Danny Garcia vs. Pacquiao fight is that nothing has been confirmed yet for the latter’s next event. His team previously mentioned him wanting to return to the ring by July, but given the current COVID-19 pandemic, it would not be surprising if this timeline is changed again. Despite Pacquiao mentioning Mikey and Spence, there is still a chance for him to go a different way and ultimately choose a different opponent.

Manny Pacquiao next fight: What’s been confirmed so far

Fans need to consider that boxers typically go on intense training for a couple of months before a major fight. This means if Pacquiao wants a July fight, he has to go back undistracted in the gym by May. This just became questionable as well, considering the scale of the coronavirus crisis at this point.

However, Pacquiao’s team repeatedly mentioned wanting to hold his next match in Saudi Arabia. This is the one detail they confirmed that could be retained once it is safe to conduct massive sporting events again.

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