It seems that every week a new boxer calls out the current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
And this week, it’s not just any fighter that’s calling him out. On Instagram, Manny Pacquiao – boxing champion in 8 divisions – sent his well wishes to The Notorious for Thanksgiving, while simultaneously telling him to stay fit.
The two hashtags that followed his initial message are what prove to be the most suggestive: #realboxingmatch and #2018. Is this the Filipino champion’s way of testing the waters for a potential blockbuster match in the coming year? Surely Pacquiao wouldn’t be generating buzz for no reason. We’ll get the answer in the coming months.