Gives blank stare when asked about it.
As Top Rank chief Bob Arum floats the idea of promoting Manny Pacquiao in October, the Senator-elect doesn’t seem at all too eager to get into the ring.
Asked about a comeback fight being eyed for Oct. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Pacquiao gave a couple of visiting scribes a blank stare late Thursday night at the eight-division champion’s Forbes Park residence.
Instead of narrating how he would get ready for a return fight that the Hall of Fame promoter is targeting to hold, Pacquiao just talked about his experience during the intense election campaign, regaling those who listened about the dirty tactics that he encountered along the way.
Pacquiao, 38, wound up seventh among the 12 that earned seats by garnering more than 16 million votes.
Last April, Pacquiao soundly defeated Tim Bradley in their 12-round brawl at the MGM Grand, a match he said would probably be his last as he is dedicated to focus on his legislative duties.
To know whether Pacquiao can fight as soon as October or a bit later, Arum is thinking of booking a flight to Manila to feel Pacquiao’s pulse.
Being considered as possible foe Adrien Broner, a fighter being managed by Al Haymon, the influential figure who also handles Floyd Mayweather.
Also mentioned is another American, Terence Crawford, another Top Rank talent.
But Crawford seems to be a longshot as he has a fight scheduled for July 23 against one-time Pacquiao sparmate Viktor Postol of Ukraine.