Manny Pacquiao targeting blockbuster fight against Gennady Golovkin but trainer Freddy Roach advises him against it – The Sun

MANNY PACQUIAO has no desire to stop facing the best in the world and could even call out Gennady Golovkin, trainer Freddy Roach revealed.

The Filipino great rolled back the years last July to beat Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight title.

PacMan has since been called out for unification bouts against unified champion Errol Spence Jr and WBO king Terence Crawford.

And Roach has warned those are the only kind of fights that interest the 41-year-old – and would not rule out a sensational move up to middleweight.

The legendary coach told DAZN: "There are always good fights out there, The one thing about Manny is he doesn’t want to beat anybody he wants to beat the best out there, he wants to fight the top guys.

"Mikey Garcia has called him out a couple of times, I think that’s a good fight for him, of course.

"Robert [Garcia] called him out on one of your shows, that made me smile because I like that fight for Manny, I think it’s a great fight.

"But the thing is Manny maybe might want to go a little higher and fight GGG or one of those guys who is supposed to be one of the best in the world today.

"Pacquiao still desires to be the best there is."

PacMan began his career at light-flyweight and went on to win belts in eight divisions.

He stepped up to welterweight in 2008 to beat Oscar De La Hoya in a shock upset and has not looked back, even if he is still capable of shrinking his body down to lightweight.

Roach added: "I would not advise him to go 160lbs, that would be a little crazy. But putting him at 147lbs was a risk at one time.

"People would go to me, ‘why are you moving him up to 147lbs?’, but he was very natural at that weight, he made the weight pretty good.

"He can make 140lbs pretty easy, he can actually make 135lbs but that’s a little bit more effort.

"But to fight the biggest guys at 147lbs with the money, it made good sense to all of us to fight the great Oscar.

"It was a great deal and it worked out really well for us."

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