Dennis Taylor

Pacquiao vs. Alvarez in Mexico?

A Philippine news source is reporting that Manny Pacquiao has been offered $65 million by a Mexican billionaire to fight undefeated Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Mexico.

The Philippine Inquirer reported Sunday that the sum is being dangled by Carlos Slim, one of the world's wealthiest men, and that Pacquiao's people are considering the fight.

According to an Inquirer article by Gil C. Cabacungan, the source of the information was Illocos Sur Gov. Luis "Chavit" Singson, a longtime Pacquiao confidante, who said Pacquiao is interested in the guaranteed money.

Alvarez, just 21 years old, has a 36-0-1 record, with 26 knockouts, and holds the WBC 154-pound title belt, which he is scheduled to defend against Briatian's Ryan Rhodes on June 18 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Pacquiao has fought more than a dozen Mexican fighters since 2005, including Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez, earning the nickname "The Mexicutioner."

Slim's offer emerged after Floyd Mayweather Jr. reportedly turned down the same amount of money to fight Pacquiao.




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