It has been known for a couple of weeks or so now that Manny Pacquiao would be working with Al Haymon but the official news came yesterday and on the whole, boxing fans seem to be for the move for ‘Pacman’ at this late stage of his career.
Manny Pacquiao has provided fans with years upon years of entertaining fights so it’s hard to begrudge him looking for the most money he can get for the last two of his career.
Those two specifically look to be against Adrien Broner and then a Floyd Mayweather rematch, so the only way he was going to get either of those was going through their adviser Al Haymon.
Pacquiao also confirmed that he will use his own promotional company for his next bout at least, a firm going by the name of M.P. Promotions who also staged his last contest this year against Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia.
Here is some of the sentiment being expressed so far from the fight fraternity to the news:
Mayweather said he would have a rematch so pac signed with al, but in a recent interview with tmz he said he’s not bothered about the pac fight, talk about luring him in
— flocka_royal_storm (@dewanflocka) October 22, 2018
He’ll make $10m+ for the Broner fight and $20m+ for a Mayweather rematch. So good on him.
— Patrick Murphy (@PatrickMurphy89) October 22, 2018
Viva Viva Viva !!!!
— Sean Gibbons (@KnuckleheadSean) October 22, 2018
Big mistake… hes after the Mayweather fight .. however it will do 500k ppv for the rematch
— Tariq Shehadeh (@shehadeh_tariq) October 22, 2018
Haymon better find good use of Pacquiao and feed him to. Either spence or Thurman ….. Pacquiao was supposed to of be fed to crawford that didn’t happen…..
— Dance8444 (@dance8444) October 22, 2018
I don’t get Haymon, what he does is borderline illegal. He says he is an adviser yet promotes and manages “by other means…”. I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him.
— Majypoo (@majypoo) October 22, 2018