Opinion | Jul 16 2018

Top five opponents for Manny Pacquiao now

Jack Figg considers what Manny Pacquiao should do now
Manny Pacquiao
Boxing - WBA Welterweight Title Fight - Manny Pacquiao v Lucas Matthysse  |  Action Images/Reuters/Lai Seng Sin

1. Keith Thurman

Manny Pacquiao won a version of the welterweight world title for the fourth time against Lucas Matthysse. However, claiming only the WBA ‘regular’ championship does cast a cloud over the triumph. A win over the returning Thurman would not only unify the WBA title palaver but also further show whether Pacquiao has much left to offer at the elite level. With Thurman set to return from injury following 16 months out, catching ‘One Time’ now could be a deciding factor in this fight.

2. Vasyl Lomachenko