Manny Pacquiao and his camp will reportedly be an interested spectator in the upcoming showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook. Will the winner get a shot at the Filipino boxing icon?
According to Fight Saga, Pacquiao and Top Rank Promotions have everything to gain from the Golovkin-Brook showdown. The two fighters will be an attractive option for Pacquiao but a showdown with Golovkin is likely out of the picture because of the huge disparity.
However, a victory or even a respectable performance from Brook will be huge for Pacquiao. As previous reports indicated, the former pound-for-pound king is planning to have two more fights, and a showdown with Brook could be a tantalizing option for his farewell bout.
“From a revenue perspective, a Kell Brook fight may serve as the second or third highest grossing bout in Manny’s career,” Fight Saga noted. “Keep in mind, regardless of where the bout would take place, Pacquiao would earn no less than Brook.”
If Brook beats Golovkin, then the British boxing superstar could be considered as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. The 30-year-old superstar holds a perfect 36-0 record with 25 knockouts. The Yorkshire, United Kingdom native is coming off knockout win over Kevin Bizier in March to keep his IBF welterweight title.
Pacquiao needs a high-caliber opponent in his purported final fight, considering the fact that his upcoming showdown with Jessie Vargas is not making a lot of noise. Pacquiao and his camp drew flak for picking Vargas instead of Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia or Terence Crawford.
Pacquiao, who decided to fight again after announcing his retirement in April, is considered a heavy favorite to win over Vargas, which makes the fight card attractive. Good thing, Top Rank opted to add another world championship bout in the fight card.
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