• Pacquiao’s next 5 possible opponents


    pakyaw20131129BESIDES undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr., Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao could possibly fight any of these four opponents—Timothy Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto and Ruslan Provodnikov.

    Pacquiao, who will turn 35-year-old next month, posted an impressive win last week against Mexican-American Brandon “Bam-Bam” Rios in his comeback fight to win the World Boxing Organization international welterweight belt at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China.

    Pacquiao’s next fight may happen in April next year.

    Based on boxing analyst Scott Christ of Bad Left Hook boxing website, Pacquiao (55-5-2 win-loss-draw card with 38 knockouts) may practically end up with unbeaten American Bradley (31-0 slate with 12 knockouts).

    Pacquiao lost to Bradley via controversial split decision in 2012 with the Filipino champion aiming to avenge that lost.

    Bradley came out with two successive convincing wins against Ruslan Provodnikov and Juan Manuel Marquez this year.

    Also possible a fifth Pacquiao-Marquez fight. Pacquiao took a split decision win in 2008 and majority victory in 2011 before Marquez scored the knockout last year. Their first meeting in 2005 ended in a draw.

    Provodnikov is considered a tailor made for Pacquiao since the Russian is also an attacker.

    A Cotto-Pacquiao II is also being considered.

    A mega dream match between Mayweather and Pacquiao might happen next year if Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions agreed to work together.


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